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Rap rhythm from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas causing a stir

Wtop 03 May 2021
It’s all for the music — for trap de cria, a new kind of hip hop that evokes gang life in Rio’s favelas ... The artists grew up beside boys who became lookouts, runners and enforcers for gangs ... Crime or Culture?” As CDs of “prohibited funk” referencing gangs became popular, authorities cracked down on the dances.
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Rap rhythm from Rio de Janeiro's favelas causing a stir

Times Argus 03 May 2021
It’s all for the music -- for trap de cria, a new kind of hip hop that evokes gang life in Rio’s favelas ... The artists grew up beside boys who became lookouts, runners and enforcers for gangs ... Crime or Culture?” As CDs of “prohibited funk” referencing gangs became popular, authorities cracked down on the dances.
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Utah’s large music venues are reopening gradually. Here’s who’s scheduled to perform so far.

The Salt Lake Tribune 08 Apr 2021
The music is starting to return to Utah’s concert venues, as restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease ... Check with each venue for their COVID-19 protocols. April 8 ... South Temple, Salt Lake City ... April 9 ... Deer Valley Music FestivalFunk-soul band Kool & the Gang performs with the Utah Symphony, at Snow Park Amphitheatre ... 5 ... .
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The Auteurs Sing Uber Hate: After Murder Park At 25

The Quietus 08 Mar 2021
As an opening track, ‘Light Aircraft On Fire’ is a vicious, lip-curled statement of intent ... “When you cut your lover slack/ You’ll get a monster back” ... What could possibly go wrong? ... Haines tried to keep his spirits up by beginning to formulate his next project, a glam-funk concept album about West German terrorist group the Baader-Meinhof gang ... [] ... [].
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100 biggest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs of all time

Cleveland 20 Jan 2021
Rick James is one of the 10 greatest funk artists of all time with hits that stand the test of time ... The group’s ability to blend jazz and rap took hip hop beyond old funk samples and into a more artistic realm ... The Meters never enjoyed the mainstream success other funk pioneers did ... Kool & the Gang is like the funk version of Chicago.
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Celebrity Deaths in 2020: Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera, Alex Trebek and more

Yahoo Daily News 15 Dec 2020
The Kool & the Gang cofounder was self-taught musician who cowrote and produced many of R&B/soul/funk/disco/jazz group’s smash hits, including “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Hollywood Swinging,” “Summer Madness” “Open Sesame,” “Ladies’ Night,” “Joanna,” “Too ...
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The Most Influential Artists: #13 Dr. Dre

Spin 24 Nov 2020
Today, we’re at #13 ... Dre. Credit ... Dr ... Dre (and DJ Yella and Arabian Prince) scored narratives of the city’s gang violence and flipped LAPD the bird, adding hints of funk to drums that hit like battering rams ... blocks in the wake of the ‘92 Uprising, Dre released the g-funk Rosetta Stone ... and around the world. G-funk would’ve existed without Dre (see also ... .
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Sackboy: A Big Adventure: The Kotaku Review

Kotaku 17 Nov 2020
A couple of my coworkers started Sackboy ... They almost immediately dismissed the game as dull ... Advertisement ... To some, that’s dull ... There’s a series of levels built around hit music tracks, including David Bowie’sLet’s Dance,” Brittany Spears’ “Toxic,” “Jungle Boogie” from Kool & the Gang, and of course, the ever-present “Uptown Funk.” ... Sackboy.
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Pharrell Williams cryptically teases Rihanna's in a 'different place' with forthcoming album

Music News 13 Nov 2020
Pharrell Williams has offered up some intriguing hints about Rihanna's forthcoming album ... Rihanna first revealed that she was working with Williams with a snap on her Instagram Story, showing a soundboard suggesting she'd teamed with The Neptunes - Pharrell's hip/hop-funk production team with Chad Hugo. "Gang ... .
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Pharrell Williams cryptically teases Rihanna’s in a ‘different place’ with forthcoming album

Hollywood 13 Nov 2020
WENN.com ... “Like, wow. She’s from a different world.” ... Rihanna first revealed that she was working with Williams with a snap on her Instagram Story, showing a soundboard suggesting she’d teamed with The NeptunesPharrell’s hip/hop-funk production team with Chad Hugo. “Gang ... .
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Philadelphia: America picked moderation, but the streets were anything but | Maag

The Doylestown Intelligencer 08 Nov 2020
America has voted for moderation ... But on the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday, moderation was in short supply. Extremity reigned ... "This isn't over ... "Fraud happened ... For days, liberals have gathered outside the convention center before a loudspeaker system, which pumped out a procession of funk dance songs by Michael Jackson and Kool & The Gang ... ....
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Controversial Video on Racism in the U.S. Causes Stir – Amelia Ray and ‘Hamilton’ Drummer ...

Odessa American 29 Oct 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12 p.m ... “I wanted to transmit the exasperation, confusion and fury I saw in the streets and felt in my soul,” Ray says ... The song begins with a chain gang chant and transitions into gospel, Appalachian music, jazz, rock and roll, funk and rap ... About Amelia Ray..
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Jacksonville was a regular stop for Van Halen tours

The Florida Times Union 07 Oct 2020
Van Halen followed the opening act Kool and the Gang - an odd but entertaining match-up - with a two-hour set of old songs as well as new ones from their latest album, "A Different Kind of Truth." ... Not the Gang's fault, though. They would have really had the crowd moving at a funk festival.
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Prince: Sign O’ The Times reissue reveals a brilliant trove of unheard songs

The Irish Times 28 Sep 2020
It starts with the gaunt, minimal funk of its title track – with lyrics about AIDS, drugs and gangs – and traverses R&B, jazz, rock, synth-pop, gospel and more ... A version edited for a prospective single, carving a still-strange psychedelic funk song out of the suite, is on the new collection.
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Kool from Kool & the Gang is visiting Phillipsburg. How to meet him.

Lehigh Valley 24 Sep 2020
FreeBridge Wine & Spirits on Thursday is set to host Robert “Kool” Bell, co-founder of the seminal jazz-funk-R&B band Kool & the Gang ... a DJ will be spinning Kool & the Gang hits like “Celebration,” “Get Down On It,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Cherish.”.
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