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Funk Out Concert to Benefit Cancer Center

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Phat Phunktion

Mama Digdown's Brass Band

Mark Croft

Phat Phunktion

Phat Phunktion

Madison's own Phat Phunktion, along with Mama Digdown's Brass Band and singer/songwriter Mark Croft, is set to "Funk Out Cancer!" on Friday, November 20 at the Majestic Theatre, Madison.
 
Benefit Concert: November 20, 8pm

All three groups are joining forces to present live entertainment in memory of Kate Gates Falaschi.
 
Kate, the wife of Al Falaschi, founding member of Phat Phunktion, passed away from colon cancer in May 2009. Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

"Kate was an organizer and a leader. When she believed in a cause, she attacked it full throttle. Before her passing, she asked friends to organize a memorial concert for her if she ended up losing her battle with cancer," according to Al Falaschi. "Funk Out Cancer! was organized to fulfill her wish."

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 day of show or $50 VIP seating (limited number available).
 
Tickets are available at the Majestic Theatre (115 King Street/608-255-0901), on http://www.majesticmadison.com, at Context, Pipefitter, Mad City Music, and Strictly Discs.
 
About the Musicians

Phat Phunktion

Phat Phunktion is a nine-piece, horn driven tour de force that combines the polish of top 40, the smooth feelings of 60's soul and the raw groove of 70's funk.
 
Formed by a group of UW grads, Phat Phunktion has toured the United States and Japan since 1996 and has shared the stage with music legends such as Kool & the Gang, Rick James, The Temptations, Chick Corea, WAR, Cameo, Tower of Power, and Maceo Parker.

Mama Digdown's Brass Band

Mama Digdown's

Brass Band

Mama Digdown's Brass Band

Mama Digdown's has traveled the world spreading the gospel of New Orleans brass band music. The street beat they add has earned them the reputation as one of the hottest and hardest hitting brass bands.
 
The band has shared bills with such musical legends as The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, The Dirty Dozen and Buddy Guy. 

Mark Croft


Mark Croft

Mark Croft is a Madison Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter, whose talents as a writer, performer, and acoustic guitarist have garnered him critical praise and public attention quickly gaining him recognition as one of the rising stars of the Midwest music scene.
 
Known for his unforgettable melodies and infectious grooves, Croft breaks the genre barriers to create a mainstream sound from the heart of a folk musician.
 
 

Date Published: 10/02/2009

News tag(s):  cancer

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