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Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown 

When: Wed., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Price: $10-$39

For three years, Still Black, Still Proud has paid tribute to James Brown by infusing his music with still more of the African influence that inspired The Godfather's hard funk and soul. The project is helmed by Pee Wee Ellis, who co-led Brown's band in the late '60s while helping write and arrange some of Brown's most celebrated songs, like "Cold Sweat" and "Say It Loud—I'm Black and I'm Proud." Ellis is joined tonight by Brown's longtime saxophonist and North Carolina native Maceo Parker, along with South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela and Senegalese vocalist/ drummer Cheikh L. It's a fantastic squad, legendary in its own right. —Spencer Griffith

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