World Music Fusion Band to Perform at Texas Tech

The Chicago-based Funkadesi plays unique, diverse music.



Funkadesi will headline the second event of this season's Presidential Lecture & Performance Series at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Student Union Building's Allen Theatre.

Funkadesi is an Indo-Afro-Caribbean world music fusion band that blends Indian music with reggae, funk and Afro-Caribbean styles.

The Chicago-based band represents the diverse multi-ethnic communities within its city. Funkadesi's unique sound has won the band the title “Best World Music Band” by the Chicago Music Awards six times.

Jo Moore, director of the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, said Funkadesi is a band unlike any the series has presented.

“They really represent the global village in their diversity and multiculturalism,” Moore said. “They have a positive vibe and one-world sound worth listening to in our turbulent times.”

General admission tickets for the event are $18. Texas Tech students may receive one free ticket with a valid Texas Tech student ID presented at the information desk in the Student Union Building.

Tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations, at (806) 770-2000 or at

Presidential Lecture
& Performance Series

Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series supports the three primary, comprehensive areas of focus that comprise the university's strategic plan by including speakers and performers who educate and empower a diverse student body, enable innovative research and creative activities and transform lives and communities through strategic outreach and engaged scholarship. 


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