Fri, Dec 6 - 9pm - $15adv/$18door


Funkadesi - Anniversary Show

Winner of Chicago Reader's "Best World Music Group 2013," Funkadesi returns to Martyrs' for their signature Anniversary Concert! The 8-Time Award-Winning band blends Indian music (bhangra, bollywood, folk) with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves. The Chicago-based band’s “one-family” vibe makes for a global-groove-drenched show. Funkadesi has even caught the attention of President Barack Obama, who notes: “Funkadesi really knows how to get the crowd fired up! There's a lot of FUNK in that DESI!”  

Trio Mokili

Trio Mokili play roots and jazz-influenced interpretations of classic African guitar music. The group isled by Sydney-based guitarist Nathaniel Braddock, longtime leader of the Occidental Brothers DanceBand Int'l, and features his Chicago collaborators, Makaya McCraven and Junius Paul--two of thedeepest rhythm players in town. Their repertoire features music by Ethiopian composer Mulatu Astatke,Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Zimbabwean mbira music, desert blues, and more.

DJ Warp

In addition to spinning tunes here at martyrs', DJ Warp has become a staple at many Chicago clubs and venues, including past residencies at Shelter, Smartbar and Sonotheque. Brian was the very first DJ to ever play the Chicago Symphony Center and has performed at the Aragon Ballroom, the MCA, Navy Pier and Riviera. With an unique ear for the latest in abstract dance music and unusual international music, Brian has been lucky to share the bill and support some of the world's top touring talents of many styles including; Konono No.1, Tabla Beat Science, Art Of Noise, Four Tet, Femi Kuti, Midival Punditz, Bebel Gilberto, Plaid, Manu Chao, Chebi Sabbah, Jamie Lidell, Talvin Singh, Prefuse 73, Amadou & Mariam, Bajofondo, Biz Markie and Bassnectar just to name a handful. Brian looks to use DJing as another form of musical expression in an effort to continue his life mission of turning people onto damn good music. He has been featured in various press including Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, CLTV, New City, and WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and more. 

Price: $15