Tue, November 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
Ordway Music Theater
An African Tribute to James Brown
Discovering the points at which African and American music strike sparks off each other, Pee Wee Ellis and a host of stars including Maceo Parker and Vusi Mahlasela bring James Brown’s revolutionary music full circle in this innovative, rhythm-fueled tribute of Afro-funk. Still Black, Still Proud celebrates Brown’s lasting legacy while exploring the deep relationship between soul, funk and modern African music. Artists from the United States and Africa join together in a show that The Boston Globe dubs “a pancontinental funk-soul supergroup,” and All About Jazz proclaims simply, “explosive.”
Bandleader Pee Wee Ellis, featuring Maceo Parker,
with special guests Vusi Mahlasela and Cheikh Lo
Join Ordway staff and company members from the World Music and Dance performances for a reception in the Marzitelli Foyer following their performances. Food and drinks are available for purchase.