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Bring Back The Funk Live Webcast is now over.

National Museum of African American History and Culture presents Bring Back the Funk featuring George Clinton, Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, and Meshell Ndegeocello

These legendary and accomplished artists will show how funk music has influenced hip-hop, soul, and rock. In between sets, popular radio personality Tom Joyner will talk to performers and museum experts to get their impressions on funk and the impact it has had on music.

Produced in collaboration with the: National Museum of African American History and Culture

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