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Docuseries Reveals How Disco Changed the World: Trailer

Fifty years ago, the underground sound of New York dance floors referred to as “discotheque rock’ by music trade magazines exploded onto the mainstream and became known simply as Disco.  Private dance parties had become safe places for all who loved great music and dancing to express their joy and love.  The creative atmosphere of the inclusive spaces where the LGBTQ, Black, and Latin communities gathered to dance had been musically evolving since the late 60s.  Little did they know the collaborations in the DJ booths would go global, setting the world of music on fire through the 70’s.

DJ Larry Levan and artist Keith Haring at the Paradise Garage. (image via website)

The fascinating three-part docuseries, Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution is now airing on PBS (check local listings) and streaming on Prime.  It looks at the precursors of disco and how the unity of diverse patrons inspired and fused together the “utopia” of the dancefloor filled a new music groove filled with love, joy, and happiness during troubled times.

From PBS.com,

“From the basement bars of ‘70s New York to the peak of the global charts, this is the story of disco: its rise, its fall… and its legacy. Reveling in iconic tracks and remarkable footage, this is a powerful, revisionist history of the disco age.”

 

If you’ve ever enjoyed dancing the night away to great music in the last fifty years, you owe it to yourself to watch Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution.  It’s fun and fascinating and a reminder of what can happen to change the world when we are united rather than divided by others.

 

 

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