Pee Wee Ellis and a host of African superstars are bringing music full circle with an innovative project called Still Black, Still Proud.
Pee Wee Ellis has been described as “The Man Who Invented Funk” for his work with James Brown, bringing R&B into the era of Funk, starting with Pee Wee’s seminal 1967 song, Cold Sweat – arguably the first pure modern Funk song – and 25 more James Brown hits. It started a revolution in music.
Funk was the renewal of the African in African-American music, making James Brown’s music immensely popular, deeply felt and vastly influential inAfrica.
So it only makes sense thatAfricanow comes to James Brown, with a host of African stars joining with Pee Wee Ellis in a rhythm-fuelled tribute to the worldwide circle that Funk has become.