How Cities Shaped The Music And Culture Of Disco

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Disco is the sound that cities built; The Quartz article re acknowledges the subcultures that built the sound of disco, the spaces, the lifestyles’ that disco celebrated and the reminds us that cities shape culture for years to come.

“Perhaps the biggest test of cities’ cultural clout was the pandemic, when lockdowns, travel restrictions, and “remote” living inspired a good deal of speculation about changing cultural trends, and where the identity of cities would land. Fortunately, any obituaries on the cultural influence of urban centres appear to have been premature, which means that many of the ingredients that helped disco thrive—escapism, inclusivity, and physical togetherness—may be set up to once again inform the next musical phenomenon.”

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