Monday, 4 April 2011

FUNK Fact ;)

Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid-late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. Funk songs are often based on an extended vamp on a single chord, distinguishing it from R&B and soul songs centered around chord progressions.

Like much African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, and drums playing interlocking rhythms. Funk bands sometimes have a horn section of several saxophones, trumpets, and in some cases, a trombone, which plays rhythmic "hits".

Many of the most famous bands in the genre also played disco and soul extensively. Funk music was a major influence on the development of disco music and afrobeat, and funk samples have been used extensively in genres including hip hop, house music and drum and bass. It is also the main influence of go-go, a subgenre associated with funk.

Sunday, 3 April 2011


We just got featured in the India Express!!
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The clock is ticking people, 6 days to go!!
Prepare to be FUNKed Pune!!!

Because Funk Does Not Discriminate!!!!

The brain child of Naina Sahni Parnaik and Rivka Ismail Irani, Funk Yard India is centered around adding a little bit of funk into everybody's everyday life, be it a hair accessory, a painting, a fridge magnet, a pair of chopsticks, a throw for your couch, a handbag or a hat! We all have that something that separates us from the others and proclaims us as individuals. FYI caters to an audience ranging from a college kid to a corporate employee to a homemaker, because FUNK does not discriminate!

Considering our busy schedules nowadays its difficult to just pack up and travel with the sole intent of shopping for ourselves and our homes, FYI strives to bridge that gap. Besides the products that we offer from various places, we also intend to recreate the experience of shopping at those places for our consumers. Keeping that in mind we have designed the launch of our brand around one of Thailand's busiest day and night markets.

So come join us in the journey of rediscovering the funk in you.

FYI- get your Funk on!!!

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