I have learned that I must keep a connection with the Earth and all living things, that my energy comes from the ground and this pulls the energy from the universe to me and opens up channels of creativity

Joseph Bowie,, 2 October 2011

Defunkt is a musical group founded by trombonist/singer Joseph Bowie 1978 in New York, United States, and still active. Their music touches on elements of punk rock, funk and jazz. Defunkt has been active since 1978. They merge avant-garde aesthetics with punk rock and funk, and have produced 15 recordings on various independent labels. The band has traveled throughout the world as an opening act for such artists as James Brown, David Byrne and Talking Heads, The Clash, Hans Dulfer, Candy Dulfer, Isaac Hayes, Prince, Larry Graham, Me’Shell Ndeg√©Ocello, Maceo Parker. The band has also performed at Jazz Festivals, as well as Rock & Soul venues throughout the world, gaining a small but devoted cult status.