Funkalleros was formed in 2004 by world gypsy multi-instrumentalist composer Abe Dunovits (electric guitar/lead vocals), featuring Argentinian bassist Emiliano Beltzer and Venezuelan percussionist Jose Tortabu.

Funkalleros aims to create original music from the heart that has resonance in the Australian multi-ethnic community and to make people move. From the modern to the traditional, Funkalleros travel the uncharted musical waters of Alt-Latin music.