The 4th Annual Nufunk Festival

Posted: February 14, 2011 in Concerts, Funk, Jazz
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Get your funk on at the 4th Annual Nufunk Festival featuring one of Toronto’s finest funk collective God Made Me Funky and the soulful & raunchy breakout artist Saida Baba Talibah Saturday, February 26th, 2011 The Opera House – 722 Queen St. W http://www.theoperahousetoronto.com

$15 Advance (SS, PD, RT, SB, SLINKY & TICKETWEB.ca) Canadian Funkpresario http://www.NuFunk.ca are proud to bring you the fourth fantastic edition of Toronto’s funkiest winter music celebration — the NuFunk Festival. As always, the 2011 NuFunk Festival promises a dance-floor rockin’ mix of the new sounds you need to hear and old friends you can’t resist — with an emphasis on the funkiest music this great city and country have to offer! Past performers include Bonobo, Elizabeth Shepherd, Charlie Hunter, King Sunshine, Nostalgia 77, Kevin Breit and the Sister’s Euclid and so many others…

This year NuFunk Festival will be headlined by one of Toronto’s freshest funk factions, God Made Me Funky. Formed back in 1996, the band has developed into one of Canada’s premiere live acts, making audiences across the country dance to their heavy funk originals and classic covers. Carrying the NuFunk torch into the next decade, GMMF continues to set the stage on fire with their furious funkiness. God Made Me Funky (GMMF) is a live ensemble comprised of a diverse array of musicians ranging from classically trained Jazz artists to street schooled Hip-Hop & R&B vocalists, all of which share the common bond of moving crowds and bringing the Nu Funk in to the next millennium. GMMF has been widely recognized in the Toronto music scene for their highly energetic and outstanding ORIGINAL music and live remixes of Funk, Soul, R&B, and Hip-Hop classics. 2010 was a busy year for God Made Me Funky, who played to over 20,000 people opening for INXS as a part of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC. The band also got national attention when lead singer Phatt Al appeared in a Ontario Tourism Commercial. Now with credits that include movie placements and US tour dates, God Made Me Funky are hard at work on their new album slated for release in late 2011.

Saidah Baba Talibah, singer, dancer, actress, writer and artist, cultivated her penchant for performing before birth, in the womb of her mother, renowned jazz/blues singer, Salome Bey. She has appeared in Showboat and The Adventures of a Black Girl In Search Of God, was a lead vocalist in the rock/soul/fusion band Blaxäm and sang with the Canadian Idol band for three seasons. Saidah also sang for Maestro Fresh-Wes, k-os , Redman, Marc Jordan, By Divine Right, Michael Bublé, Alannah Myles, Skydiggers, Divine Brown, Johnny Reid and Jully Black. Presently, Saidah is creating a soundscape of her life through song, collaborating with some great singer/songwriters and musicians. NuFunk gratefully acknowledges the assistance of our sponsors and supporters: SonicBids, Fusicology, Eye Weekly, Moog, Slinky, Do Right! and Right On Media, ComPosition, Long & McQuade, Dose, Ducktape, Tribe.ca, 360 Degrees Artists, Toronto School for the Enjoyment of Music, Smallworld Music, CIUT 89.5 FM, Ticketweb.ca, soulwhat, Jambands.ca and Make it Funky. $15 Advance tickets: Soundscapes (572 College St.) Play De Record (357A Yonge St.) Slinky Music/Moog Audio (442 Queen St. W.) Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.) Shanti Baba (546 Queen St. W.) Online @ http://www.nufunk.ca/ or http://wwwTicketWeb.ca/ Artist Links: http://www.godmademefunky.com http://www.saibabat.blogspot.com http://www.makeitfunky.ca http://www.nufunk.ca

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