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Still Black, Still ProudAn African Tribute to James Brown

November 20, 2011  ·  Zellerbach Theatre

Discovering the points at which African and American music strike sparks off each other, Pee Wee Ellis (“The Man Who Invented Funk”) and a host of stars including Maceo Parker, Vusi Mahlasela and Cheikh Lo bring James Brown’s revolutionary music full circle in this innovative, rhythm-fueled tribute to Afro-funk. This extraordinary line-up of international talent celebrates the lasting legacy of the “Godfather of Soul” and explores the deep relationship between soul, funk and modern African music with timeless hits such as “I Feel Good” and “Gonna Have a Funky Good Time.” Artists from the United States and Africa join together in an ensemble that the Boston Globe dubs “a pancontinental funk-soul supergroup,” and that All About Jazz proclaims is simply “explosive.”

  • Sunday, November 20 @ 7 PM


Insights Events

Pre-show chat with the artists
November 20 @ 6 PM

Come early for a discussion with Pee Wee Ellis and Vusi Mahlasela hosted by Tsitsi Jaji, Assistant Professor of English at Penn.

Pre-show performance by African Rhythms
November 20 @ 6:30 PM

Enjoy a pre-show performance in the main lobby by the Penn student group African Rhythms.

Also See

This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s African Roots Series.
Media support for the Annenberg Center’s 11/12 African
Roots series provided by The Philadelphia Tribune.