1970’s Disco Dance Party – Music History Livestream

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Event Category: Entertainment

  • 1970’s Disco Dance Party
    – Music History Livestream –

    Friday, November 27, 2020
    7:00 pm

    Register HERE

    Travel back in time to 1970’s and hear the distinctive music of the Disco Dance era. We’ll feature songs from a variety of iconic performers, including a few from Motown that we’ve discussed in our previous sessions.
    Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States’ urban nightlife scene. Its sound is typified by four-on-the-floor beats, syncopated basslines, string sections, horns, electric piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars.
    Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Boney M., Earth Wind & Fire, the Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, The Trammps, the Village People and Michael Jackson. Films such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) contributed to disco’s mainstream popularity.
    Several dance styles were developed during the period of disco’s popularity in the United States, including “the Bump” and “the Hustle”.
    By the late 1970s, most major U.S. cities had thriving disco club scenes.
    Discothèque-goers often wore expensive, extravagant and sexy fashions. Disco clubs were also associated with promiscuity as a reflection of the sexual revolution of this era in popular history.
    This is a musical history program where we will provide the historical context of various aspects of Rock &Roll with emphasis on pop culture (as opposed to music theory) followed by a video recording of each of the selections.
    The historical items will be provided via pictures and video so viewing the presentation is recommended, but you are also free to just listen to the music via audio-only.
    Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman , the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture . Robert was born and raised in Detroit, earned an art history degree from the University of Michigan and spent the first two years of his career at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
    Zoom Connection:
    This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
    Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.
    Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
    Login info will emailed approximately 8-24 hours prior to the event.
    If you haven’t received the Zoom connection an hour before the event feel free to contact us.
    Zoom Connection Suggestions:
    Connecting to Zoom a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
    This is a visual presentation so the bigger device screen that you can use the better.
    To join the event simply click the Zoom link that is emailed separately and follow the instructions.
    If clicking the link doesn’t work you can try copying and pasting it instead.
    Depending on the device Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others – if one doesn’t work try another.
    If you are disconnected for any reason just reconnect.
    When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )
    This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture :
    “ bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC .”
    For more entertaining and educational programs visit us at:



    We look forward to seeing you – thanks!
    Robert Kelleman
    Washington, DC History & Culture
    202-821-6325 (text only)
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