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Help Nelson George Bring ‘Finding The Funk’ To Life

Each time I get ready to embark on a road trip, there's always the excitement that comes with the idea of nothing but me, my car, some good tunes and a higher-than-normal speed limit. However, usually once said road trip gets underway, that excitement quickly gets replaced by a serious case of the antsies that includes looking at each and every mile marker along the way in hopes that my destination has gotten closer. Now if I were on the type of road trip that director/historian Nelson George embarks on in his documentary, Finding the Funk, I'm sure that it'd be a trip that I'd never want to end. In the flick, George embarks on what he describes as a "road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music." Narrated by The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and inspired by legendary music producer Arthur Baker, Finding the Funk hopscotches around the country, making stops in Dayton, Detroit and Los Angeles. Overflowing with a who's who of music, it features appearances by the likes of D'Angelo, DaM-FunK, Marcus Miller, Nona Hendryx, Mtume, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Shock G., Stuart Matthewman and Diplo. And naturally, what funk documentary would be complete without featuring funk pioneers such as Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and Steve Arrington. However, in order to bring this great doc to the masses, George and friends are soliciting a little help from the public via a Kickstarter campaign. Backers will receive such perks as film credits, a digital mixtape curated by Peanut Butter Wolf, a chance to view the film before it's open to the public and an opportunity to get your music remixed by Baker. Be sure to take a look at the clip below and head on over to the Kickstarter page if you want to pitch in to this funky good cause.


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