nelson george kickstarter campaign- finding the funk

October 25, 2012

Filmmaker Nelson George needs your help to raise 20K by November 9th through his kickstarter campaign! Let’s bring the community together and get this awesome film made! –> “A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James Brown to D’Angelo, we are FINDING THE FUNK! 

Inspired by an idea from legendary record producer Arthur Baker“Finding The Funk” is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. We start in Dayton the birthplace of so many of Funk’s originators, then onto Detroit where from the ashes of MotownP-Funk’s Mothershiparose and then to LA where a new crop of musicians, like DaM-FunK, are creating their own Funk history. Among those featured in the film are Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, D’Angelo, Marcus Miller, Mtume, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, Steve Arrington, Reggie Hudlin, Sheila E, Shock G, Alan Leeds, Sade‘s Stuart Matthewman and Diplo. Hosted by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. Directed by Nelson George.

WE need your support! Help us reach our goal of $20,000 by November 9th.

Donate $5, $10 or $50, every dollar counts; your contribution will make a difference. Our backers receive a number of funky rewards like film credits, digital funk mixtape curated by Stone’s Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf, a special sneak peek screening of Finding The Funk at Converse’s Rubber Tracks in NYC, and an opportunity to get your music track re-mixed by legendary music producer Arthur Baker best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol, and the British group New Order. Find out more details about our rewards right here

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For more updates and behind the scenes footage, check out Finding The Funk Facebook Page. Thank you for joining us on our journey to Finding The Funk!

“Don’t be afraid of the funk. Embrace the funk, it’s apart of you.” – Bootsy Collins

check the exclusive trailer HERE