About Funkadesi

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The 6-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 President Barack Obama, who said:  “Funkadesi really knows how to get a crowd fired up! There’s a lot of funk in that desi!”

Funkadesi proudly hails from Chicago, representing the diverse multiethnic 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 world music concerts.  Funkadesi’s one-world sound and positive vibe makes the band a unique and compelling musical force.