Showing on BBC 4 Friday 24 th July 2020 a 1 hour documentary on Jazz Funk
BBC 4 Rodney P's Jazz Funk
Release date: 24 July 2020 58 minutes
BBC blurb goes like this
UK rap legend Rodney P reveals how the first generation of British-born black kids was inspired by the avant-garde musical fusions of black America in the 70s to lay the foundations of modern-day multiculturalism by creating the first black British music culture with the jazz-funk movement.
As new clubs sprang up around these new sounds, the culture split into two scenes - an older and mainly white scene growing in the south east suburbs of Kent and Essex, based on the more commercial end of the soul, jazz and funk sound, and a younger, more multicultural movement in London, built around deeper and more experimental music, giving birth to a wildly creative and expressive dance culture which was both inspired by, and inspirational to, the music.
With original performance from veteran jazz-funk dancers, dynamically cut with rare archive of their heyday, Rodney meets many of those who were at the heart of the scene...
Friday 24 July
Full feature via https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l426