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Nate Sloan (Ph.D. '16, musicology) featured in New York Times

Nov 1 2019

Nate Sloan (Stanford Ph.D. '16 musicology) is currently assistant professor of musicology at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, co-host of the podcast “Switched on Pop,” and a co-author of the forthcoming book Switched on Pop: How Popular Music Works and Why it Matters. Sloan writes about the glorious return of funk in this New York Times opinion piece that highlights how contemporary artists are using the same syncopations that served as the bedrock of funk in the James Brown-era. Music samples and archival photos are featured to illuminate the connections between funk's past and present.