Funk fans everywhere are still reeling in the unfortunate passing of keyboardist Bernie Worrell, best known for his work with both Talking Heads and Parliament Funkadelic. Worrell’s work is extremely influential to funk music, as his synthesizer playing remains some of the most groundbreaking work in the genre. Not to mention how instrumental P-Funk was in developing the funk genre itself.Considering P-Funk’s role in music history, it’s no surprise that the band is featured in a new Smithsonian exhibit. Unfortunately, however, the new exhibit mostly spotlights Bootsy Collins and George Clinton, all but leaving out the Wizard of Woo from the display. One fan started a Change.org petition to get that changed, as obviously Worrell’s contributions to P-Funk were crucial. Worrell’s widow has even offered to donate one of his outfits from the P-Funk era for inclusion.Bootsy Collins sent out a message to fans encouraging them to support the new petition. Check out his post below. You can access the Change.org petition here. Fans of Bernie Worrell should also check out this all-star tribute to him, taking place as a late night party after the new Bear Creek Bayou Festival in New Orleans, LA on October 1st.
The Love and Harmony cruise has just the right flavor to turn experienced cruisers and first-timers alike into repeat attendees. Thanks to its perfect blend of entertainment, fun, fine food and luxurious accommodations, the journey lives up to its name in every way. This year’s cruise, once again featuring legendary reggae crooner Beres Hammond, will include R&B group The Manhattans, Barrington Levy, Romain Virgo, Oliver Samuels, Cocoa Tea, Ity and Fancy Cat and more.Soca stars Denise Belfon and Destra Garcia have also been added to the lineup, bringing their sizzling lyrics and all manner of bacchanalia to the high seas for International Flag Night.Related: Beres Hammond meets the Manhattans aboard the Love & Harmony Cruise 2019It’s a nonstop partyDeparting from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale aboard the Celebrity Infinity, this year’s Love and Harmony Cruise will port in Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman. To ensure that the party continues both on- and off-shore entertainment, Johnny P., Tiger and Admiral Bailey will perform at a beach concert in Ocho Rios, while cruise attendees will enjoy an exclusive beach party on powder-soft sands in Grand Cayman.For a full list of activities, or to register, visit www.loveandharmonycruise.com.