Leo Bennett: Father of Funk Fest

    By D. Shenell Reed

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    Leo Bennett gives credit to his Alma Mater. While a freshman at Florida A&M University (FAMU), he was tapped to oversee the Homecoming concerts and gained all the tools he needed to bring together a star-studded event that would have people talking for weeks. Nothing has changed about his shows; unless you count that they now draw crowds of around 18,000, they are on their way to an international platform, radio stations across the nation are tugging at his coattail to get them into their markets, and they have a household name: Funk Fest.

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