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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

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STILL BLACK, STILL PROUD - An African Tribute to James Brown Feat. Pee Wee Ellis, Vusi Mahlasela & Meklit Hadero

Jun 09-Jun 10, 2011

As previously noted Cheikh Lo will no longer be appearing due to visa issues.

The show will feature PEE WEE ELLIS & VUSI MAHLASELA plus special guest MEKLIT HADERO

8pm & 10pm $20
8pm & 10pm $20

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.” Artists from the U.S. and Africa join together in a show that The Boston Globe dubs, “a pancontinental funk-soul supergroup,” and All About Jazz proclaims simply, “explosive.”

Complete Lineup

Pee Wee Ellis
Vusi Mahlesela                  
Meklit Hadero                  
Fred Ross                                               
John Mader                                                          
Marc van Waneningen                                 
Ray Obiedo                                                      
Peter Madsen                     
Papa Assane M'baye            
Charles McNeal                   
Chad  Bernstein