AMC GALLERY (at PGLB)
344 E. 3RD STREET
LONG BEACH CA 90802
AMC Gallery Presents:
“Live Art from the 2nd Annual LB Funkfest”
Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid-late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. Funk songs are often based on an extended vamp on a single chord, distinguishing it from R&B and soul songs centered around chord progressions.
Like much African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, and drums playing interlocking rhythms. Funk bands sometimes have a horn section of several saxophones, trumpets, and in some cases, a trombone, which plays rhythmic "hits".
Many of the most famous bands in the genre also played disco and soul extensively. Funk music was a major influence on the development of disco music and afrobeat, and funk samples have been used extensively in genres including hip hop, house music and drum and bass. It is also the main influence of go-go, a subgenre associated with funk.
1. Vincent, Rickey (1996). Funk: The Music, the People, and the Rhythm of the One. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 293–297. ISBN 978-0-312-13499-0.
The art works from Artists who painted live during the funkfest will be showing their artworks for the month of February with an
Opening During the Official "LONG BEACH DOWNTOWN ART WALK"
Saturday February 12th, 2011 6pm-10pm
& Art Party on the following
Saturday February 19th, 2011 5pm-11pm (Meet Bobby Easton LBfunkfest creator!)
Sandra Lopez Laguna
Adam B. Hass
Juan Francisco Estravidez
Projection Art by
Jesus Eduardo Magana
Paulina Bouyer Magana
Thanks to Artists:
Music set by DJ: Rahfee Zahkee
Performance by: Ashley-Dominique Green