The Motet brings ‘the future of funk’ to the Community Concert Hall Friday night

By Indiana Reed
Special to The PREVIEW
The dance floor will be open Friday, Jan. 12, as The Motet, with special guest DJ Naysayers, brings what has been called “the future of funk” to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
Curtain is 7:30 p.m. and the dance floor will be open.
Founded in 1998 by Dave Watts, the Denver-based band is said to seamlessly fuse elements of Afro-beat, electronica, funk and jazz for an infectious and improvisational sound that defies categorization. Descriptions of The Motet have included: funk-flippin’, booty-dippin’, dance party delivery squad.
Key to The Motet’s popularity is that the band members do not mimic bands of the past, but rather create new, authentic sounds in a language based on foundations established by those earlier bands.
Tickets for The Motet — $25-$35 — are available by calling 247-7657, on the Web at or by visiting the ticket office inside the Welcome Center at 8th Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On show days, the box office at the Concert Hall will be open one hour prior to curtain. All sales are final.

This story was posted on January 11, 2018.