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The Black Experience, Brand New Life 

When: Fri., Jan. 20, 10 p.m. 2012
Price: $6

Trussing soul, funk, gospel, jazz, rock and hip-hop into one, The Black Experience is the electric project of Triangle jazz heavyweights Ernest A. Turner (keys) and Larry Q. Draughn (drums). Joined by Darity brothers Aden (emcee) and Will (guitar) plus Justin Henry (bass), they intend to loosen jazz's tie. "We have the personnel to go from Fats Domino to Notorious BIG," Turner says. They merge songs and influences with a DJ's flow. To this groove party comes Brand New Life, Greensboro's jazz-Afropop explosion. This voracious young band delivers a truly ecstatic blend of West African dance grooves, tinged with a healthy dose of experimentalism. Featuring horns and a talking drummer from Senegal, its Manu Dibango-style fusion will make "dance" your default setting. —Sylvia Pfeiffenberger

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