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*Watch interviews with Emeli Sandé, Big Daddy Kane and Mint Condition on Their ESSENCE Festival Performances in the Ford Superlounge*

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move.  Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material.  For more info visit http://www.dumpstaphunk.com