First Show of 2018: MLK Day at City Winery w/ DJ REDLOX

This polycultural party returns to City Winery with their first public performance since their 21st Anniversary Concerts last month! Come enjoy a dining, concert, and dance experience set to a live Bolly-Reggae-Bhangra-Funk-Caribbean explosion!

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. Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2014 named Funkadesi the Best International/World Music Band 2014. Contagious fun!


JUST ADDED: DJ Redlox returns from a year and a half in Indonesia.  What will he cook up? There is only one way to find out!


First Weekend of 2015 @ Fitzgerald’s!

Funkadesi Live

Happy New Year indeed! Extend the party, maintain your new year’s resolutions (or break them with aplomb) . . .

Come check out Chicago’s award-winning
bhangra reggae bolly funk experience . . .
live at Fitzgerald’s
(6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn — 10 minutes west of downtown, just next to Oak Park)
Sat, Jan 3, 8pm doors, 9pm music!

This will be Funkadesi’s first show of 2015, coming off the heels of a fantastic 18th Anniversary celebration! One of the coziest venues in the greater Chicago area, Funkadesi LOVES Fitzgerald’s!!!!

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Funkadesi Anniversary Concert Fri, Dec 6 with Trio Mokili and more!!!

Funkadesi celebrates 17 years!!  Back at one of Chicago’s finest sounding music venues that has hosted Funkadesi all these years . . . MARTYRS!  9pm show.  $15 in advance; $18 at the door.  21+.  Opening for Funkadesi that night is

Trio Mokili  (inspired & jazz-influenced interpretations of African dance songs, featuring members of Occidental Brothers).

Thrilled that long-time  Funkadesi friend and trans-global groovemaster


will be spinning before and after the live music!!!!  In keeping with Funkadesi tradition, many more guest musicians & dancers will also be featured.  A not-to-be-missed event!!!!

Martyrs’ is at 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., just south of the Irving/Damen/Lincoln intersection.  Ample parking available.  Great food at Martyrs’ and nearby!