Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Barely Breaking Carpet

Auntie has always tried to be Disco, but let's face it she's a bit too mainstream to ever really  feel the sleeze. If you read this blog then this documentary isn't going to tell you anything you don't know, however there's something comforting about hearing a familiar voice tell you a familiar story - so let's snuggle up together with a cup of cocoa and revist a favourite bedtime story:

"Disco is one of the most maligned and misunderstood of musical genres, thought to be musically vapid, hedonistic and frivolous. Far from it. Disco was utopian and subversive, and political to its core. Born in New York's deepest underground, it brought together strands of gay liberation and post Civil-Rights racial integration. Disco put into practice what the Sixties preached. This feature uncovers the politics of the disco movement, beginning in the lofts of New York and culminating in a racially charged backlash and the mass burning of disco records in football stadiums across America.
Presented by Martha Reeves, with contributions from Nile Rodgers, Gloria Gaynor, Frankie Knuckles, Jocelyn Brown, Nicky Siano and Vince Aletti."

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