Chicago-based world music group Funkadesi will play a free all-ages concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, outside the Levy Senior Center in Evanston.
Named “Best World Music Group” by the Chicago Reader and “Most Outstanding Band” by the Chicago Music Awards, Funkadesi blends Indian music – bhangra, Bollywood, Indian folk – with reggae, funk and Afro-Caribbean grooves. This award-winning multicultural collection of healers and educators has the motto: “One family, many children … insisting we all belong.”
Thanks to support from the Levy Senior Center Foundation, this Jamming Jean Music Series concert is free and open to the public. The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Center member, features music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity.
These lively concerts appeal to all ages. Food from Cocina Azteca and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are asked to bring blankets or chairs and can bring their own beverages for this outdoor event at the senior center, at 300 Dodge St. in Evanston.
In addition to the Levy Senior Center Foundation, the other sponsors of the Jamming Jean Music Series are Symphony of Evanston and Trulee Evanston. Symphony of Evanston is a provider of post-acute and long-term care. For more information visit symphonyofevanston.com or call (847) 492-7700. Trulee Evanston, opening in September 2021, is a new senior living building in Evanston designed to mirror the experience of a luxury hotel. For more information visit truleeevanston.com or call 847-696-8259.
For more information, please visit the Levy Senior Center Foundation website (lscfevanston.org).