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Disco: Soundtrack Of A Revolution | Preview (BBC Two)

In 1970s, in the aftermath of the Stonewall Riots, a sense of liberation fuelled a new sound from New York.

In their quest for a safe space to meet – free from discrimination and violence – New York’s gay, black and minority ethnic communities started coming together in apartments and basement bars to dance.

It was the beginning of a new kind of music and a pioneering dancefloor culture that would sweep the world, and change dance music forever.

A look at the high watermark of disco in the middle of the 1970s, from Donna Summer’s anthemic, provocative single Love to Love You Baby to Sylvester’s You Make Me Feel Mighty Real.

At a time when the post-civil rights generation struggled to be heard politically and socially, their call for liberation was found in disco.

Disco: Soundtrack Of A Revolution airs Saturday 16th December on BBC Two.


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