Funkadesi comes to Lake Forest

Chicago world music group Funkadesi named Artists in Residence for 2014.

Funkadesi will be on campus on Monday, February 3 through Wednesday, February 5. They will visit classes, offer a two-part workshop (open to all), give a lunchtime talk for faculty members, and perform a concert in the chapel followed by a reception.

The many members of Funkadesi are a diverse and fascinating group of artists. In addition to their electrifying performances, Funkadesi offers workshops and discussions on a wide array of topics designed to be relevant to a wide variety of academic disciplines. Click here for a sampling of the kinds of topics they cover.

Funkadesi will wrap up their campus visit with an concert that is free and open to the public on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on Middle Campus. A post concert reception will be held in Wood Lounge.

“Funkadesi knows how to get a crowd fired up! There’s a lot of funk in that desi!”

-Barack Obama

The Artist-in-Residence program began in the 1960s as a Poet-in-Residence program and has since grown to include writers, visual artists, jazz musicians, and even string quartets.

The Artist in Residence Committee

Karen Lebergott, Chair 
Associate Professor of Art
lebergot@lakeforest.edu
847-735-5182

Bob Archambeau 
Professor of English
archambe@lakeforest.edu
847-735-5280

Scott Edgar
Assistant Professor of Music - Music Education
edgar@lakeforest.edu
847-735-5022

Richard Pettengill
Associate Professor of Theater
pettengi@lakeforest.edu
847-735-5148