For the first time ever, Brooklyn Funk Esentials will play on the beautiful island of Sardinia - hedlining this years edition of the mighty Rocce Rosse Blues Festival which will be held at Villaggio della Musica in Marina di Cardedu, OGLIASTRA, Sardinia.
The annual funky love fest at New Morning in Paris will take place on June 29 this year, and for this edition, BFE have beefed up their line-up with legendary singer Alison Limerick and nicked trombone virtuoso Winston Rollins from Jamiroquai. Expect extreme party vibes and songs you never heard BFE play before.
When the Funky Elephant blows its fanfare and stomps into town with a bumping rhythm, you know for sure that spring has arrived to Helsinki! During the second weekend of April, Funky Amigos once again offer their audience a thumping trip into the world of black rhythm music.
The purpose of the festival is to bring together top-notch Finnish artists, upcoming new talent and current musical phenomena from funk to groove music, from hip hop to reggae as well as from jazz to world music. A special emphasis in our lineup has also been given to Finnish afro sound. Check out the festival's full program and hop on the Elephant HERE
Not since 1994, on their first tour outside the US, have BFE played in Gothenburg, Sweden. Twentytwo years later, with five studio albums to their credit, the band returns with special guest Alison Limerick on co-lead vocals. Gig will be at Gothenburg's legendary Nefertiti jazz club.
Saturday night, BFE will be housewarming the brand spanking new Babylon Bomonti club in Istanbul's buzzing Sisli area. The band did an impromptu video recording in the club's beer garden on Friday afternoon to a crowd of happy construction workers and stray belly dancers. Very special guest and long time BFE-compatriot Hüsnü Senlendirici will be joining the band for several jams.