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Funkadesi play a vibrant style of music, which is as diverse as the musical and cultural backgrounds of its ten members. Hailing from Africa, Jamaica, America, Europe and India they formed in Chicago with the idea of improvising Indian melodic and rythmic themes over reggae/funk grooves. The end result is a distinctive blend of sound which is still growing and evolving.

The band won two Chicago Music Awards for their contribution to world music quickly after forming, and released… read more

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  • We saw them yesterday in Chicago and it was simply awesome! Great atmosphere, great music!
  • I saw them as the first band at the Coalition for the Homeless benefit concert about a year and a half back. If the North Mississippi Allstars were not there, Funkadesi would have still be worth the bill. They were so much fun. Talented as heck musicians. I just wish I'd notice when they're playing before the day after they played somewhere since then.
  • JAWstrikes, is 100% correct it was the best 5 song set I have seen in a while.
  • Just saw these guys at Somafest, GREAT SET!!!! They may have only played like 5 songs, but they lasted the entire hour an a half.
  • New album coming - Yo Baba!

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