10/16 | Funkadesi (Bollywood, Bhangra, Reggae, Funk & Afro-Caribbean) at The Promontory


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. Funkadesi draws a fan base of globally diverse and socially aware people you would ever meet. You will be…

02/17 | Yard Squad – with special guest DJ Papa G


“Jah Jah children a de healing of de nation,” sings Yard Squad, a testament to their commitment to the spirit of reggae music. Yard Squad is a St. Louis based reggae band which was formed in 1994. Yard Squad has toured Internationally with Kenyattta “Culture” Hill. They have performed with Duane Stephenson, Frankie Paul, Delroy…

02/26 | Funkadesi (bhangra reggae Bollywood funk explosion)


With special guests: Bollywood Groove (Indian dance). Learn Indian dance moves during the live show — fun for the whole family! Funkadesi proudly hails from Chicago, representing the diverse multiethnic communities within the city. Funkadesi’s one-world sound and positive vibe is both electrifying and infectious. ALL AGES 2 sets : 8pm and 9:30pm. Tickets: $18…

International Festival of Life July 3-5th


The festivities promote cultural awareness with a weekend full of reggae, dancing, soccer, art and delicious Afro-Caribbean food. More than 200 vendors display, sell and sample arts and crafts, jewelry, electronics, literature and services while more than 20 food vendors sell food from the two regions. Indika (reggae), Chicago Samba, Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Abraham…

05/22 | Funkadesi at Red LIne Tap


The 8-Time Award-Winning band Funkadesi blends Indian music (bhangra, bollywood, folk) with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves. The Chicago-based band’s “one-family” vibe makes for a global-groove-drenched show. 8pm $18 advance / $20 at the door The Red Line Tap 7006 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626

02/16| Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate at Mayne Stage


The collaboration between a rapper/beatboxer/singer-songwriter from Syracuse, NY and an electrifying African kora sensation from Guinea blends hip-hop, funk, and soulful, accessible rock with Afrobeat, reggae and irresistible African grooves. The well-worn and often overblown expression “music is a common language” has never been more apropos in the case of Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate….