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An African Tribute to James Brown

November 15, 2011, Volume 58, No. 12

Come to the Annenberg Center early on Sunday, November 20 to kick off this season's African Roots series. A discussion with Pee Wee Ellis and Vusi Mahlasela will be hosted by Tsitsi Jaji, assistant professor of English at Penn. This pre-show chat with the artists begins at 6 p.m., followed by a pre-show performance in the lobby given by Penn Student Performing Arts group African Rhythms (left). Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown, begins at 7 p.m., with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis and an ensemble of international music greats featuring Maceo Parker, Vusi Mahlasela and Cheikh Lô. Tickets for this one-night-only event range from $20-$45 and can be purchased at www.annenbergcenter.org or by calling (215) 898-3900.

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Almanac - November 15, 2011, Volume 58, No. 12