Rock & Roll, the Blues, R&B, Soul, Latin music, and Funk — all have an African foundation. Syncopation, plenty percussion, playin’ on "The 1" — we can thank the music of the African diaspora for all the funky deliciousness we can find currently in the great genre-bending Funk hybrids & old school Funk music in Western countries.
Read this article — http://www.funkish.audio/african-funk-music/ — because it points you to the African musicians that best borrowed Western Funk & Soul to blend it with their own rich musical traditions.
And, you’ll hear from some of today’s most worldly Western musicians that are doing the same thing nowadays — passing the Afro-Funk vibes back & forth across the Atlantic. There are also a couple live videos there of powerful performances that highlight the current state of African Funk music…
Listen to & follow this Spotify playlist…Africa’s Funky!