Jumbies
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Jumbies

Iowa City, Iowa, United States | SELF

Iowa City, Iowa, United States | SELF
Band World Funk

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Aug
21
Jumbies @ Barefoot Bar

Okoboji, Iowa, USA

Okoboji, Iowa, USA

Aug
20
Jumbies @ Barefoot Bar

Okoboji, Iowa, USA

Okoboji, Iowa, USA

Jul
10
Jumbies @ Barefoot Bar

Okoboji, Iowa, USA

Okoboji, Iowa, USA

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Music

Discography

Flavour, 2006 LP
Burn, 2010 LP

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Bio

Did you think you'd find a caribbean-funk band in the middle of Iowa complete with steel drums? Well you found it! This project was started a long time ago by two college music majors in Ames, Iowa. One moved to Arizona, both got turned on to steel pan music in different ways, and when they came back together again, the dream of starting a band was born and with the soul of soca, calypso and other caribbean styles at its heart. The music, instrumentation, and membership have evolved over the years, but Jumbies continues to pay respect to honored Calypsonians such as The Mighty Sparrow, Lord Burgess, Boogsey Sharpe, and Harry Belafonte, while also calling on influential artists from Tito Puente and Carlos Santana to Curtis Mayfield and George Clinton.