One Nation Under a Groove

Modified: February 17, 2020

Let’s Groove together this holiday season and all year long.


(Detroit’s Tribute to The Funk)

Original song by Funkadelic was released in 1978 by Warner Bros.
Songwriters: George Clinton Jr., Walter Morrison and Garry Shider.
Published by Bridgeport Music, Inc. BMI

Performed by The Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Choir
ft. King Bethel and Anaiya Hall

DAAS choir includes:
Sincere Austin, Ireland Bradley, Kyndall Bouldin, Drie Boyd, Alonzo Dock, Aniya Elkins, Taylor Glover, Morgann Hicks, Ari’Onah Jackson, Precious Jackson, Jeremiah Johnson, Tania Kato, Lucinda Liggions, Brionna Mahone, DeShawn Marks, Akeylah Mason, Charles McLean, Lillyan Orr-Mercer, Jessie Miller, Joslyn Mosley, Marcus Parker, Brandon Payton, Aja Ross, Aianya Smith, Ashanti Wade, Alanah Wingfield, Rian Woods

Choir Direction by Angela Kee
Dr. Ras Mikey C, Director of Choreography

Also featuring:
Chi Amen-Ra, Percussion
Efe Bes, Percussion
Duminie Deporres, Guitar
Amp Fiddler, Synthesizer
Larry Fratangelo, Percussion
LaShawn D. Gary, Keys & Key Bass
Eric “Rain Man” Gaston, Drums

Video presented by VisitDetroit.Com and the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Executive producer, director and editor, Bill Bowen, Octane Design
Co-produced by Mike Ellison, AddisDetroit

Song produced and arranged by Mike Ellison and LaShawn D. Gary
Spoken word written by Mike Ellison

Recorded at the Tempermill in Ferndale, MI
Sound engineers Tony Hamera and Jake Shives
Mixed by Carlos Gunn, Masterpiece Sound Studios
Mastered by Danny Leake, Urban Guerrilla Engineers

Directors of photography: Andrew Stefanik, Iron Coast and Myron Watkins II
Cameras: Ed Knight and Scott West

It takes a village. Thanks to these people for their help.
All the parents of these beautiful children for allowing their kids to be at the various locations for filming.
Talent coordination by Ann Delisi, AddisDetroit
Interpretive performer, Dr. Ras Mikey C
Appearance by B-Boy, Haleem “Stringz” Rasul
Armen Boladian, Bridgeport Music, Inc.
Scott L. Guy, The Riviera Group Management
Crystal McMahon, DMCVB
PM, Christine Ribusovski, Octane Design
And anyone we may have missed : )

Special thanks to these locations/organizations:
Capoeira Mandinga Detroit
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit Institute of Art
Downtown Detroit Partnership (Capitol Park and Cadillac Square)
Eastern Market
Guardian Building
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (Rosa Parks bus)
The Majestic Theatre
Motown Museum
Narrow Way Cafe
The Riverfront Conservancy
Royal Transportation Co.
Yum Village

Image of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic performing in Waterfront Park, Louisville, Kentucky on July 4th, 2008 by JMSchneid. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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