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- Funkadesi's sounds and rhythms of reggae, funk, and Indian ragas produce music that is unique, multi-cultural and totally, undeniably danceable. Funkadesi is your Indo-Afro-Caribbean-Funk music experience! Bring your kids to this concert to dance, learn about multicultural rhythms, and have a fabulous time! In addition to the music, attendees can enjoy door prizes, raffles, and more!Twice named "Most Outstanding Band" by the Chicago Music Awards, "This ideal party band ... also bears messages of togetherness. The rhythms of Indian Ragas and reggae have striking similarities, while the Latin, African and contemporary funk that's spicing this one-sound, many-voices stew fits the all-world melange to a tee. Whatever your background, there's music here for you." -Geoff Chapman, Toronto StarThe 5-Time Winner of The Chicago Music Awards, FUNKADESI is capturing the attention of the U.S. and the rest of the globe. Funkadesi has been hailed by Time Magazine, and even caught the attention of U.S. Senator Barack Obama, who notes: "Funkadesi really knows how to get a crowd going. I can't say enough how energizing this band is. There's a lot of funk in that desi!"Funkadesi proudly hails from Chicago, representing the diverse multi-ethnic communities within the city. What distinguishes Funkadesi as a group is each band member’s unique and uncompromised cultural/musical contribution merging to create one unifying sound and vision. With their not-to-be-missed live shows and visible racial and musical diversity, the band is ideally suited for festivals, nightclubs, world music concerts, weddings and commitment ceremonies, corporate events, as well children’s programs. Funkadesi’s one-world sound, roots-watering vision, and positive vibe make the band a unique and compelling musical force. Aidan O'Toole hails from Galway city, Ireland, but calls Chicago his home for the past 20 years. Along with Aidan,Anish features renown percussionist Jackie Moran, Chris Bain on fiddle and Kevin Moran on flute: Trad Irish at its very finest.
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