Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love funk or one of its various off-shoots? Seriously, how could anyone not at the very least least appreciate the music from guys like Dam-Funk, Nile Rodgers, Bernie Worrell, Peanut Butter Wolf, the Beastie Boys, Diplo, Sly Stone, D’Angelo … the list goes on. Go on, I’ll wait for a hater. I thought so.
But funk music isn’t just some genre we can all agree to adore. It’s also got a rich history. That’s where Finding the Funk, a new documentary by filmmaker Nelson George and legendary producer Arthur Baker comes in. They have interviewed each and every musician I listed above—and many others—to trace the story of funk. Oh, and they got Questlove to narrate the damn thing.
I don’t have to already tell you that this looks awesome, but yeah, it does. And if you want to help it come to fruition, head to the Finding the Funk Kickstarter to show your support. You can watch the trailer below.