World Music Matters

Cult funk band back with "low down, dirty" sound

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Brooklyn Funk Essentials.
Brooklyn Funk Essentials. DR

International music collective Brooklyn Funk Essentials mark more than 20 years of making "low down, gritty and dirty" music with their new album Funk Ain't Ova. Co-founder Lati Kronlund and lead singer Papa Dee talk to RFI about their love of groove, how a family member helped bring the voice of Isaac Hayes back to life and why they'll never, but never, do distorted guitars ... or polka.