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    House music’s Black roots highlighted in The Daily Show segment: Watch

    The Daily Show paid tribute to house music and its pioneers in its CP Time segment last week. Watch the clip below

    In the midst of the release of house-heavy new albums by megastars Beyoncé and Drake, The Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood, Jr. took the opportunity to highlight the Black and LGBTQ+ origins of the genre, formed in the wake of the racist and homophobic 1979 ‘Disco Demolition‘ at Chicago White Sox’s Comiskey Park. Wood nods to originators Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy and Martha Wash, who joins Wood later in the six-minute segment over video call.

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