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Superstars of Afrobeat and Funk Pay Tribute to James Brown at the Mahaiwe

Maceo Parker

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) –  Former James Brown sidemen Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker team up with Afrobeat superstars Cheikh Lô and Vusi Mahlasela in Still Black, Still Proud, a musical exploration of the give-and-take between James Brown’s funk soul and African music, on Friday night at 8 at the Mahaiwe. A longtime project of…

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…