Akua Naru, Lotto Boyz, Kofi, Sukh Knight, Dane Baptiste, MC Bassman & Judi Love @ Festival2Funky 2017
Now in its 4th year, Festival2Funky will be a fantastic celebration of Black music and arts, running from 22-28May 2017 at 2Funky Music Café. Seven days of unmissable bands, artists, DJ’s, comedians, masterclasses,workshops and dancers will include a range of high profile artists.
• With classic boom bap hip hop sounds, socially conscious rhymes and jazz-soul elements, Germany
based Akua Naru has garnered attention and accumulated rave reviews
• Lotto Boyz are a talented duo from Birmingham; pushing their way through the ranks in the new subgenre Afro Bashment, and planning to take the unique style of music global.
• Kofi first found success as a member of the Lovers Rock trio Brown Sugar (with Soul II Soul’s Caron
Wheeler). She then continued her career as a solo artist, achieving 5 No 1’s in the UK Reggae Charts.
• With releases on many labels, Sukh Knight has been producing Grime, and deep dark rolling dubstep
since the early days of the genre.
• One liner extraordinaire MC Bassman is a one-off ‘drum & bass heavyweight.’
• Having written and starred in his own sitcom for the BBC (Sunny D) and performed a triumphant run atthe Edinburgh Festival, Dane Baptiste is fast becoming one to watch.
• Judi Love is hot on the comedy scene right now, and has struck a chord with ladies up and down the UK, with her comedy style based on everyday observations
22-28 May 2017
2Funky Music Café, New Park St, Leicester
For updates on acts and gig times, visit: www.2funkyarts.co.uk.
Festival wristbands (£10) for access to the full 7 days, and individual event tickets (£5), are available on thedoor and via www.2funkytickets.co.uk.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Official Partners – Leicester Community Music Project, African Caribbean Society (DMU), HQ Recordings, Radio2Funky, Graff HQ, Muzik-I, Friday Flex (Eava FM), Takeover Radio, ILUVLIVE, Formation Records & Dare to Diva.