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Yoshi's Oakland
In Jack London Square across the street from BevMo 510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
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741 events
391 reviews
188 stars
Yoshis needs a makeover/remodeling
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Diane Foster Red Velvet
14 events
1 review
83 stars
The weather was hot!!. I wore casual-dressy summer dress--had a light shrug in purse--just in case. Hubby wore a semi-casual Hawaiian shirt & slacks. At Yoshi's you can dress up or down..
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Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown
16 ratings
4.5 average rating
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49 events
29 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 10 2011

This was a wonderful event. Unfortunately there were three things that could have been improved: 1. Cheik Lo was not able to make it - big disappointment - I have been wanting to see him for years. 2. Vusi should have performed more than 2 songs...continued

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56 events
18 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 10 2011

It was an upbeat, foot taping evening. We went as an "experiment" not really knowing who the artists were. I expected a more African theme but enjoyed what I got. The vocalists were supreme.

Got there for the first show and left swaying,...continued

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53 events
14 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 10 2011

Tremendous value for the price. Two of the performers were truly outstanding and everyone else was very good. Yoshi's is a great place to hear music. No bad seat in the place.

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Check out Still Black, Still Proud at their website.


Discovering the points at which African and American music strike sparks off each other, Pee Wee Ellis and a host of stars including Vusi Mahlasela, and Cheikh Lo bring James Brown’s revolutionary music full circle in this innovative, rhythm fueled tribute of Afro-funk. As much as the music of Africa influenced Brown’s style, he likewise inspired an entire generation of African artists. Brown’s music was immensely popular, deeply felt and vastly influential in Africa.

Still Black, Still Proud celebrates Brown’s lasting legacy while exploring the deep relationship between soul, funk and modern African music. Pee Wee Ellis says, “Since the beat came from Africa, we wanted to bring it back by way of combining funk with some African rhythms.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Yoshi's Oakland

Yoshi’s began in 1972 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by it’s founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, alongside her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook. Over the next 40 years, Yoshi’s built itself into one of the world’s most respected jazz venues, earning a reputation as the Bay Area’s premier location for great Japanese cuisine and jazz music. Today, Yoshi’s is an award-winning 310-seat live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland’s Jack London Square. Under the guidance of esteemed Artistic Director Michael Pritchard, the venue has expanded it’s focus to include broader genres suitable to a variety of musical tastes.