Funk music is a genre of music that originated in the African-American community of urban centers in the 1960s. It encompasses a wide variety of music that includes soul, jazz, R&B, and funk. Funk is a fundamental part of the soul music genre, and it has its roots in jazz. Funk traces its roots to the African American and African musical traditions. Funk is an important part of the music scene in the United States.
Funk Music History
Funk music gained popularity in the early 1970s with artists such as James Brown and George Clinton (known as Parliament-Funkadelic), with “Funky President”, “Dance to the Music”, and “Give Up the Funk” becoming massive hits. Funk music is also known for its emphasis on bass lines and percussion, in contrast with other genres that feature more complex sounds.