SambaFunk! members are identified as Funkquarians. The Funkquarians represent our Ancestors of the Middle Passage. All the African families that were slain or willfully gave their lives while being transported from Africa into kidnapped slavery of the “new world” of the Americas (note: this number has been estimated to be over 10,000,000 lives). The Funkquarians remember these brave individuals every time we perform, dance, drum or sing.
Funkquarians embrace diverse cultures, especially African and Brasilian people and culture, love to dance, good music and food. They are community builders that feel personally concerned about the health, wellness, survival and growth of the community.
Funkquarians are compassionate, informed and highly talented. Above all, Funkquarians are torchbearers of the Universal FUNK! Like Africa, our message is singular yet multifaceted. Our music and dance is technically precise yet organically spontaneous…but it’s always Funky!