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    Cheikh Lô Tours US with James Brown Tribute
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    Cheikh Lô is in the States this week, touring the country with Still Black, Still Proud: The African Tribute to James Brown. He joins musical director and band leader Pee Wee Ellis, known as "The Man Who Invented Funk" for his work with James Brown; special guest, trombonist Fred Wesley Jr., another key player in Brown's band and with the likes of Ike and Tina Turner and George Clinton, among others; Vieux Farka Touré, the son of Ali Farka Toure; and a host of guest artists for the event, which was named Best Musical Event of Brighton Festival earlier this year.

    The US leg of the tour kicked off at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College on Tuesday, then headed to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and to the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and comes to New York City tonight for a free performance at the Damrosch Park Bandsell as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series of free, outdoor summer concerts. The show begins at 7 PM.  For more information, visit lincolncenter.org.

    On Saturday, the show moves down to Washington, DC, for a performance at the 9:30 Club. For a list of all the remaining dates, including next week's shows in Minneapolis and Chicago, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Cheikh Lô is in the States this week, touring the country with Still Black, Still Proud: The African Tribute to James Brown. He joins musical director and band leader Pee Wee Ellis, known as "The Man Who Invented Funk" for his work with Brown; trombonist Fred Wesley Jr., another key player in Brown's band; Vieux Farka Touré; and a host of guest artists for the event. The US tour comes to New York City tonight for a free performance as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors series.

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Cheikh Lô is in the States this week, touring the country with Still Black, Still Proud: The African Tribute to James Brown. He joins musical director and band leader Pee Wee Ellis, known as "The Man Who Invented Funk" for his work with James Brown; special guest, trombonist Fred Wesley Jr., another key player in Brown's band and with the likes of Ike and Tina Turner and George Clinton, among others; Vieux Farka Touré, the son of Ali Farka Toure; and a host of guest artists for the event, which was named Best Musical Event of Brighton Festival earlier this year.

The US leg of the tour kicked off at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College on Tuesday, then headed to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and to the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and comes to New York City tonight for a free performance at the Damrosch Park Bandsell as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series of free, outdoor summer concerts. The show begins at 7 PM.  For more information, visit lincolncenter.org.

On Saturday, the show moves down to Washington, DC, for a performance at the 9:30 Club. For a list of all the remaining dates, including next week's shows in Minneapolis and Chicago, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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