A new VH1 Rock Doc chronicling one of popular music’s most beloved and complex genres will be presented tomorrow at the Urbanworld Film Festival. Finding The Funk, directed by cultural critic Nelson George, explores both the components and the innovative artists behind funk’s rise throughout the 1970s.
With The Roots’ drummer ?uestlove leading the journey, fans can learn about funk’s broader aesthetic impact on the African-American community. With sweeping social changes providing a historical backdrop, funk ushered in a new era of expressive freedom. Check out the trailer below.
Finding The Funk will premiere on VH1 later this year.