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The Rise of Funk

By Sarah GrunauMusic Journalist The rise of funk music is rooted in the heart of the Civil Rights movement during the late '60s. However, the development of funk dates back to the late 1940s, when polyrhythm was introduced to the New Orleans jazz scene. Funk was created as a sub-genre, taking heavy influence from styles like blues and jazz. When Afro-Cuban impact was introduced, stylistic techniques like clave were starting […]

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Hands making a triangle with the years 1993-2021

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Daft Punk’s “One More Time”

By Sarah GrunauMusic Journalist February 22, 2021, marked the end of a progressive era for dance music. Pop electro duo, Daft Punk, released the news of their split with an 8-minute video posted to YouTube. The video features the two robot members of the band walking in the desert with one eventually self-destructing, while the other continues his walk alone, signifying the breakup of one of the greatest electronic dance […]

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Honoring the Life of Chick Corea

Sarah GrunauMusic Journalist Chick Corea, an elemental key to the evolution of jazz and jazz fusion has passed from a rare form of cancer at the age of 79.  Corea strongly impacted the scope of jazz and introduced an improvisational element to the new arise of jazz fusion. Corea’s sudden passing was confirmed by family members on the Chick Corea facebook page on Thursday, February 11th.  Corea has left an […]

todayFebruary 26, 2021 10

Aja by Steely Dan was charted as the duos top selling album

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Steely Dan: Aja Album Review

By Sarah GrunauMusic Journalists Aja is the sixth released album by classic rock duo, Steely Dan. Members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker worked diligently to create a contemporary and diverse sound for this collection. Aja contains a well-versed fusion of jazz, rock and a bit of soul. At its core, each album released by the popular duo contains an impossibly complex, and distinctive sound. However, I have always seen Aja […]

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