Main Stage Performances 2015

Ten Tumbao 

(funky & soulful Afro-Latin-Caribbean band)

They play classic and modern salsa and traditional music from all over Latin America. Their music appeals to crowds of all ages and backgrounds, and they are sure to stimulate your ears with their vocal harmonies and make your body move with their intricate dance rhythms.

Tumbao is a Cuban word meaning rhythm, flavor, style and flair and the name of the group means “Have Tumbao,” which is exactly what they invite you to do every time they play! These talented musicians have enough energy to light up a whole city and they share their love and enthusiasm for what they do with the audience. A TenTumbao show will stimulate your senses, and is known to cause spontaneous acts of unstoppable dancing.

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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

(jazz/funk/2nd line/improv)

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music.”Led by Ken Field, an alto saxophonist and flutist, this Boston-area band puts a premium on Mardi Gras-style rhythm … pursues a sinuous, writhing counterpoint, in ways that justify the band’s name.”[New York Times]

Their latest release, Live Snakes, was an Editor’s Pick in Downbeat Magazine.  The New Orleans magazine Offbeat called Live Snakes “a stone cold killer diller!”, adding that “most bands can’t get the New Orleans stuff right, but the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is one of the few who does and then takes it in fascinating directions.” For this performance the group will be joined by a very special surprise guest.

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Lilla 

(soul, hip hop, reggae & pop with a jazzy twist)

A blend of soul, hip hop, reggae and pop with a jazzy twist. Lilla’s new album “The Awakening” is a testament to power of music and its ability to bring together, culture and people, from around the globe through.

Lilla has played from Kingston, Jamaica to Beijing, China, working with an impressive array of artists, including Ciara, Damian & Stephen Marley, Talib Kweli,Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, The Wu-Tang Clan, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Annie Lennox, Willie Nelson, Carole King, Kenny G and Boyz II Men. Backed by her hard-hitting band and armed with a collection of soulful original tunes, few modern performers bring the class, presence and talent that Lilla brings to the stage.

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Flufferettes! 

(as performed by Rogue Burleque, gorgeous & geeky burlesque)

The ladies of Roque Burlesque have brought their brand of gorgeous, geeky burlesque to New England since 2009 and are thrilled to fulfill their dreams of being Flufferettes! The award-winning troupe has dazzled live audiences from Boston to the Big Apple and appeared on national television. They are members of Boston Circus Guild, the official stripteasers of the Boston Center for Adult Education, and the creators of the wildly popular Lucky 13 Amateur Burlesque Competition.

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Performances 2014

Schedule for the Main Performance Stage 2014 

Federator N°1 is a 12 piece afrobeat, afro-dance band, and a key instigator in Boston's musical movements. Bringing Fela Kuti to the Fluff Fest, Federator N°1 will help keep your feet from sticking to the ground with the funky energy of afrobeat. Originals and arrangements of familiar tunes are at once both deeply traditional and unapologetically modern - maintaining the power of music to speak to today's culture, politics, and music. Federator N°1 will free both your body and your mind.
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz, the burning heat of funk and the irreverence and fun of today's Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Some call them Gypsy Steamfunk – we just call them awesome.
With catchy melodies and giggle-inducing lyrics The Dirty Dottys’ pop-Motown originals and slew of fun cover will have you singing along and grabbing a friend to boogie! This 6 piece group is all about bringing the fun. Get ready to dance!
The ladies of Roque Burlesque have brought their brand of gorgeous, geeky burlesque to New England and beyond since 2009 and are thrilled to fulfill their dreams of being Flufferettes! The award-winning troupe has dazzled live audiences from Boston to the Big Apple and appeared on national television (The Independent Film Channel television series Young, Broke & Beautiful featured them as a quintessential Boston experience). They are members of the Boston Circus Guild, the official stripteasers of the Boston Center for Adult Education, and the creators of the wildly popular Lucky 13 Amateur Burlesque Competition.
Move over Evel Knievel! Wheels-N-Motion BMX Stunt Teamare taking their BMX bikes to Fluff-tastic heights of bravery and skill with a show that features Flatland and Ramp stunts. Can they make it over Fluffernutter Mountain?
Bringing the people's music once again to the Fest, Roy Van will spin the sweet fluffy tunes creating a special soundscape over Somerville Ave
Diva's Daughters is a female trio comprised of opera singers that have fun singing silly, bluegrass and folksie music. These divas raise their voices against violence and donate their proceeds to women's shelters and violence prevention initiatives in the Boston area. They just dropped their first EP called Speak of the Diva, catch them at the Shenanigans Stage as they close out the fluffiness this year!