Gypsi Fari

Gypsi Fari


We are a crowd pleasing Caribbean band that incorporates all types of musical genres, from roots to rock, hip-hop to jazz, and of course reggae. Gypsi Fari guarantees to get the crowd dancing, and create a positive atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. It's a funky reggae party, join the fun!!


Gypsi Fari is one of the hottest reggae bands to emerge from the Chicago reggae scene. Formed in 1977, Gypsi Fari was the first Reggae band in the midwest.
As close friends of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Gypsi Fari travelled and recorded with them at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, receiving the kind of acclaim in Jamaica usually reserved for only the best "Home Grown" bands.

Gypsi Fari has toured with top-flight bands such as: Steel Pulse, Third World, Culture, Burning Spear, Gil Scott Heron, and Survivor.

In 1980, Gypsi Fari performed at Third World's Zince Fence Theater in Kingston, Jamaica where they received the Jamaican Peace Award.

Today, Gypsi Fari is as creative, strong and positive as ever, bringing forth new music and positive lyrics and appealing to reggae fans around the world, while continuing to spread their message of Love and Unity. Gypsi recently adopted four new members into the band. With new members, fresh ideas, and various inspirations Gypsi hopes to incorporate new styles into their already, crowd pleasing performances.

We are currently working on our third CD, due to be released in the Fall of 2008.

Gypsi Fari will continue to excite audiences internationally this year, as well as tour extensively throughout the U.S.

Jah Love!


From The Mountain Top - 1997
Future Child - 2002

Set List

Gypsi Fari plays two energetic sets of mainly original material drawing from, but not limited to:

Norwegian Wood
Stir It Up
Gypsi Dub
Stairway to Heaven
La La Means Love
Smokin' Boy
Gypsi Boy
Now I'm Crying
Calypso Breakdown in Chi-Town
Hail Jah
Steel Mill Blues

Each set is created to specifically suit each venue and audience.