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Senegalese Sufi Musician Cheikh Lo Featured in African Tribute to James Brown at Mahaiwe

Cheikh Lô

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) –  On his latest album, Jamm (World Circuit/Nonesuch Records) only his fourth in 15 years, Afrobeat bandleader-singer-guitarist-percussionist Cheikh Lô includes a song called “Bourama,” recroded with former James Brown sideman and arranger Pee Wee Ellis. The song opens with a funky, African percussion groove atop which Ellis lays down the theme on…