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Soderberg provides an overview of Roy Ayers and Robert Glasper and how the two musical artists used jazz within the realm of soul, hip hop, and electronica. There are many musical purists who claim traditional jazz cannot be combined with other genres, but these two artists think otherwise.
The critic Stanley Crouch described jazz as democracy in sound. This is demonstrated by Kamasi Washington and Anderson Paak at this year’s Art of Cool in Durham. The duo reinvigorates jazz by integrating hip-hop, rap, and soulful sounds.
Grimes, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Mykki Blanco are three modern Moogfest artists who wrestle with the memory of nostalgic nineties music and modern-day sounds. These musicians remix mid-nineties rap, grunge rock, and pop to create new forms of electronica music.
George Clinton, North Carolina native and legend of P-Funk music, is a headliner at the Art of Cool Festival in Durham this weekend. Clinton has been a uniting figure for generations, with his music empowering African Americans to fight for social and racial equality. Most of the performers at this year’s festival were strongly influenced by Clinton’s music.