Café Funquê (Cafe Funque)
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Café Funquê (Cafe Funque)

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"SXSW global: Video clips of 3 standout international acts"


The band: Cafe Funque
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The showcase: 10 p.m. Saturday at Opal Divine’s Freehouse

"...Lead singer Cacao (Lady Acid) is a rock star. She straight up ruled the stage. Clad in a skeleton costume with a painted face, she shimmied, scowled and even threw up devil horns. She also belted out songs from the bottom of her heart and threw herself writhing onto the floor. Killer...."

VIDEO LINK: - Deborah Sengupta Stith -

"SXSW Days 9 & 10"

March 22, 2009 10:50 PM
Opal Divine's Freehouse.

"...I saw three groups there, all from distant lands. First was Café Funquê, from Brazil. The lead singer was clad in a skeleton costume, her face painted white. Very tight band, a mix of rock, funk and bossa nova. Again, I have some video, but that will have to wait..." - David Fell - Fellcast

"M3 SXSW Picks"

"...In March Austin becomes a hot-bed of activity as the South By South West (SXSW) Festival comes to town... The SXSW music conference showcases over 1800 musical acts of all genres from around the globe.
For the many music lovers at M3, it’s our favorite time of the year to be in Austin! For your listening pleasure, we asked some of our music aficionados to create their list of “do not miss” shows to make your SXSW experience a great one!..."

Saturday, 21 March

Paul Noble-Campbell:

07:50PM Kissy Sell Out (La Zona Rosa)
10:00PM Cafe Funque (Opal Divine’s)
11:00PM Sugar & Gold (Radio Room)
11:15PM The Indigo Girls (Stubb’s)
11:20PM The Crystal Method (La Zona Rosa)
12:00AM Monica Giraldo (Copa)
01:00AM Tosca String Quartet (The Tap Room at 6)
01:00AM MSTRKRFT (Radio Room Patio)

- Paul Noble-Campbell - M3 Design

"SXSW Saturday Critic's Picks"

Deborah Senggupta Stith (Austin writer)

10 p.m. (Opal Divine's Freehouse)

"...Café Funquê (latin rock) Rock, fuck, Brazilian sounds ferociously blended, anchored by the snarl of vocalist Cacau(Lady Acid). (Opal Divine's Freehouse)

- Austin American-Statesman XLENT, March 21, 2009

"Six Word Reviex of 1302 SXSW Mp3s"

In anticipation of the South by Southwest music festival, which begins today in Austin, Texas, more than a thousand acts—almost twice as many as last year—offered an mp3 to showcase their sound. Once again, PAUL FORD listened to them all.

Cafe Funque
Latin Rock · Rio de Janeiro, RJ Funqueitor

"Please, monsieur! We serve only funque." - The Morning News


We have many classic singles available on-line, such as:
Milq Sheiq
200 Dollars
Sangue Ruim



Café Funquê (pronounced Cafeh Funkay)

The experienced musicians of this explosive rock band all come from different backgrounds, giving a unique flavor for a super charged mix. Lead singer Cacau(Lady Acid) hails from the the Rio de Janeiro underground; having been an important figure/DJ for years in the eletro/independant club scene. Drummer Gabriel Damasceno, a California native, studied ethnomusicology, and played for years in carnaval powerhouse G.R.E.S. Mangueira. Bassist Flavio Chokito's Brit rock roots are unmistakeable, and has made a living laying down sixteenth notes with many well known bands in the Rio area, such as Pic-Nic, and Seres. Free jazz saxofonist Gabriel Fomm floats in and out of time/space, quoting bossa nova licks, and genuine guitar hero Felipe Aranha lights the stage on fire with his incredible chops attained through countless tours with regional rock stars Cabaret as well as Hereges.

The band has rocked fans with electrifying marathon performances at such local venues as: RioFolia (see performance on youtube) , RioCenaContemporanea, Conversa Fiada, Cinematheque, & Teatro Odisseia to name a few. With 25 original songs rehearsed, and versions of songs by Led Zeppelin, Eurythmics, Michael Jackson, Chico Buarque, and Stevie Wonder there's always something new! Cafe Funque just returned from tour of the south western United States, performing at South By South West 2009 and events hosted by Duke University International Association. The band is currently finishing production of their first full length CD, and making arrangements for the second half of their US tour, in mid-August. All contacts are welcome.
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