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Neftali “Funkadrill” Santiago, former drummer for classic funk band, Mandrill, and one of its only surviving members, will take the stage
About BaDD Kitti
Philadelphia's Queen of Funk
Dianne Thompson is an accomplished keyboardist, and composer, best known
as band-leader and funk artist, Badd Kitti – Philadelphia’s Queen of Funk.
Badd Kitti’s music combines the live and electronic music elements of psychedelic
funk,electro-funk and jazz fusion.With her signature Keytar in hand, she integrates
70s and 80s funk classics as well as original compositions into a high energy, crowd
pleasing show, performing atmany area venues and festivals.
As an active part of Philadelphia’s music community, in 2019 Badd Kitti
launched Funkfest in partnership with the West Park Cultural Center,
an annual event that highlights area musicians who carry on Philadelphia’s
traditions of jazz, funk, and soul.
Additionally, she produces and hosts “The Funk Excursion with Badd Kitti”
podcast, which is also broadcast weekly on WPPM 106.5 FM in Philadelphia.
Badd Kitti’s latest release, “What the Funk”, pays homage to
keyboard and synth masters such as Herbie Hancock, Bernie Worrell, and
Philly’s own Dexter Wansel, innovators who are among her greatest influences.
The single is available on popular streaming platforms.
Stream/Download Latest Single
BaDD Kitti Merch
GLAM T-Shirt colors: Black, White and Harvest Pink / All Women’s T-Shirt Sizes: S–3X / All Unisex T-Shirt Sizes: S–6X
Badd Kitti at World Cafe Live
Badd Kitti on Unsigned Soul
Badd Kitti at Boom Room Studios
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