Weekend Preview: Pan-African James Brown tribute; Loud Lovin' + more!

Choices, choices, choices this weekend, particularly the one you’re going to have to make tomorrow.  Sorry, that’s the way it goes in NYC.


Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown (New York debut)

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Yes, this sounds like fire, right? 

Musical direction by Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley, "cornerstones of Brown’s legendary band on saxophone and trombone, respectively".  Ellis and Wesley have put together a "pan-continental supergroup which features special guests Vieux Farka Touré, the rising Malian star and son of the legendary Ali Farka Toure, and the spiritual and enigmatic Senegalese vocalist Cheikh Lô", all in tribute to the Godfather of Soul.

The Spam Allstars open

Damrosch Park Bandshell
7:00 PM
Southwest corner of the Lincoln Center Plaza
(62nd Street near Amsterdam Avenue)

COST: free, no tickets required

Jared Hassan Foles’ World Eater Recordings presents
Loud Lovin’: An evening full of the Screams of Passion



California King
Red Lights To Rio
Chewing Pics
Free Era

24 First Ave (@ First Street)
F Train to Second Ave

$10 at the door
(Only $7 if you RSVP by email to info@worldeaternyc.com)

Other shows:

Shelley Nicole’s blakBushé/Maritri Garrett @ Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles, CA


Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Benefit @ Williamsburg (BK) Music Hall

Saul Williams @ Petco Park, San Diego, CA

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2 Responses to “Weekend Preview: Pan-African James Brown tribute; Loud Lovin' + more!” Subscribe

  1. Jimmy Saal August 22, 2008 at 09:15 #

    Hey Rob, this show is gonna be so hot I was going to fly up to check it out (and the rest of Lincoln Center’s final weekend…and the Fela! dance performance). Unfortunately Tropical Storm Fay won’t leave N. Florida quickly enough so I’m staying down south with the family. Damn!

  2. ep August 24, 2008 at 14:43 #

    hey Rob,

    you’re right…the JB Tribute show was muy, muy funky. did you get to check it out?

    i took some pics and vids (though my camera offers less than stellar results under dark conditions). you can check ‘em here, http://eperl.myphotoalbum.com and here, http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=extplay if you’re interested…


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