PANORAMA

PANORAMA

Funkadesi Trio, DIWALI

Tue, October 17, 2017

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

Michael Miles
Michael Miles
Michael J. Miles is a master banjoist, guitarist, orchestral composer, author of numerous theatrical works combining music and history, and acclaimed music educator.

"Genius...in a musician's paradise, the viral videos would be artists like Michael J. Miles playing his banjo." - Lyn Brehmer, WXRT

Michael puts his musical stamp all over the walls of the possible and the improbable. Alone in concert or with his signature stage production, “From Senegal To Seeger,” he has had standing ovations on four continents.

But give him a string quartet, a jazz band, an orchestra, a choir and Michael has created new music bringing critical rave and professional respect from musical legends—Pete Seeger, Dave Brubeck, Bela Fleck, Janos Starker, Corky Siegel—and there are more..

"This is enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again." - Pete Seeger

And in a world poisoned by international heartache Michael has reached across borders with music as the powerful and wordless weapon of respect. For his work in Morocco, Lebanon, and Turkey, Michael has been heralded by the US State Dept on three occasions for his powerful and enduring musical diplomacy.

“I commend you for your hard work as an educator, and send my best wishes."

- President Bill Clinton
Funkadesi Trio
Funkadesi Trio
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.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com