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  1. "Finding the Funk," premieres on Tuesday, February 4th at 10/9c and gives a unique geographical history of the booty-shaking genre. Narrated by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots, the film showcases how funk music's......  Read Full Episode Summary »

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  1. "Finding the Funk," gives a unique geographical history of the booty-shaking genre.

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  2. "Finding the Funk," premieres on Tuesday, February 4th at 10/9c on VH1.

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  1. "Finding the Funk," premieres on Tuesday, February 4th at 10/9c and gives a unique geographical history of the booty-shaking genre. Narrated by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots, the film showcases how funk music's infectious groove paved the way for groundbreaking genres such as hip-hop and house music. The funk explosion is traced from Dayton Ohio to Detroit via interviews with pioneers like Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Nona Hendryx, Nile Rodgers, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, and Steve Arrington and their descendants Mike D, D'Angelo, Sheila E and Shock G. The documentary, directed by filmmaker and journalist Nelson George and produced by record producer Arthur Baker, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March 2014. It also screened at Hot Docs, Urban World, the Afro-Punk Festival and the Pan African Film Festival.

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