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The History of Soul Music in the Sunshine State

Victor Freitas

We're joined by author John Capouya to explore Florida’s contribution to soul music he covers in his book, “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band.” Capouya, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Tampa, highlights some of the most noteworthy Floridian musicians through research into and interviews about soul’s golden age.


From Tampa, Capouya tells us more about Florida’s history of soul music and the details of his book. Capouya will present a lecture as part of the Florida Humanities Council Speaker’s Series at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.