Hefunkyit's amusical genrewho was born in the mid to late 1950s1960swhen musicians mainlyafrican americanmergedsoul ,jazz , Latin rhythms ( mambo , for example) andR&Bgiving rise to a new rhythmic and danceable musical form. The funk reduces the prominence of themelodyand of theharmonyand gives, in return, greater weight to thepercussionalready the line ofelectric bass . Funk songs are often based on avamp(a repeated figure, section, or accompaniment) spread over a singlechord , distinguished fromR&Band thesoul , more centered around the chord progression.
Many of the most famous bands of the genre also playeddisco musicand soul. Funk was a decisive influence on the development of music.disco musicand of theafrobeat . On the other hand, thesamplesof funk have been widely used in genres such ashiphop ,homeanddrum and bass . It has also had a major influence on go-go. (Wikipedia)