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"Groove. Funk. Space. It’s all a part of the sonic trip that is Freak Motif, who’ve been winning over heads and hips with their superfly improvised fusion of everything from blues and afrobeat to reggae, rock, hip-hop, ska, soul, jazz and jam."
- Calgary Herald
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Freak Motif is a collective of musicians from Calgary, AB. Their first jam was a parade along Calgary’s 17th Ave one Wednesday night in the summer of 2009. People came running off of restaurant patios to party in Tomkins park til the police told everyone to go home.

That energy started the Wednesday night tradition: musicians from all sorts of backgrounds getting together to play original music, always from the soul, always improvised. Sometimes there were 35 people, sometimes there were 3. Sometimes it was just horns and drums, for a while there was a harp player, and once there was a bagpiper...

Gradually the Wednesday night jam became FREAK MOTIF, the band: an 8+ piece dance party featuring a full horn section, singers, rappers, b-boys and graffiti artists. They’ve played over 90 shows together and toured across Canada, bringing the jam to house parties, street festivals, the Calgary Improv Festival, and summer festivals including Victoria Skafest.

Every show is different, with the audience inspiring the Freaks to create their unique hypnotic grooves live. Some of the band's musical influences are: the Meters, the Roots, Parliament/Funkadelic, Phish, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and the Budos Band.

FREAK MOTIF Freak Motif, Calgary/Montreal, Canada

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