Friday, November 8th, 9pm. $15 cover. One of the area’s coolest venues! 5 minutes from Oak Park, 10 minutes west of downtown Chicago. Easy parking, & great restaurant on site!
Join Funkadesi drummers Sunday 11am for a fun, interactive Drums from Around the World: The Indo-Afro-Caribbean Connection at the Blissfest Drum Kiva . . . in the woods!
This exciting interactive workshop will highlight North Indian drumming; Latin/Caribbean rhythmic traditions (spanning Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, & other Latin/Caribbean countries); and West African & African-American rhythmic traditions. After each of these skillful percussionists teaches the various rhythms through multi-instrumental demonstration, they show how cultures can interact through rhythm. The workshop then involves teaching the audience how to chant the rhythms of each rhythmic tradition, thus creating the Indo-Afro-Caribbean connection. The workshop climaxes with a flurry of improvisation by the Funkadesi drummers on top of the audience’s chant.
Funkadesi returns to Blissfest (near Harbor Springs, MI) for 2 days of performances & workshops! Saturday, 10:30pm at the main stage, following James McMurtry! For the full Funkadesi schedule, visit: http://blissfest.org/funkadesi