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Chicago-based band Funkadesi is performing for the public and hosting a workshop for a room full of first graders. Their public performance is Friday in the Holmes Theatre. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Funkadesi puts the funk in cultural music

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Before they take the stage at Detroit Lakes’ Historic Holmes Theatre Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. concert, the Chicago-based world music band known as Funkadesi will be facing what may be a far tougher audience: A room full of first-graders.


The band members will be conducting a music workshop that morning at the theater for about 350 first-graders from Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids, as part of the schools’ cultural collaborative efforts.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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