Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown with Pee Wee Ellis and Vusi Mahlasela
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The last date listed for Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown was Friday June 10, 2011 / 10:00pm.
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Featured review from maria eugenia
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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 - another disappointment. I have seen Vusi perform twice and he is so amazing - the audience really missed out on seeing a national treasure of South Africa. 3. The event started 30 minutes late which was unusual for this Yoshi's location.
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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
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.”