Indomitable: James Brown at Summerstage

Indomitable: James Brown at SummerStage

Indomitable: James Brown is a testament to the musical, political and entrepreneurial impact of James Brown’s indomitable spirit, creativity and business wiles on American culture from the 1950s to the present. The format of the show, moving from hard hitting and precise musical homage to direct testimony to innovative remixes of his biggest hits, provides
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Burnt Sugar freaks the JB Songbook

Burnt Sugar Freaks The JB Songbook, An Opera In Progress

Burnt Sugar will re-orchestrate several medleys taken from James Brown’s three “Live At The Apollo” albums, and re-imagine them in the styles of Brown contemporaries such as Miles Davis, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix and Chaka Khan. The unique program for these performances have been subtitled JB’S FUNKY DIVAS VS THE REVOLUTION OF THE MIND as it will not only feature music made famous by Mr. Brown himself but the productions and compositions he developed for his premiere female vocalists as well–notably Vicki Anderson, Lyn Collins and Marva Whitney.

Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Photos by Shane Nelson

JB’s Funky Divas vs The Revolution of The Mind

You most likely can’t travel to Porto, Portugal and witness Burnt Sugar’s performance on June 6th at the 2010 edition of Serralves em Festa.   More likely you can come to the Blue Note’s Late Night Groove Series on Friday, May 28th and witness the Arkestra Chamber perform  JB’s FUNKY DIVAS VERSUS THE REVOLUTION OF THE MIND, a musical mash-up of the albums, James Brown
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