He said it loud, and they're proud

Africa gave James Brown his beat, and now its musicians are celebrating his legacy

james brown, vieux farka toure James Brown (left), seen performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1966. Vieux Farka Toure (left) and other musicians are touring the world to pay tribute to the Godfather of Soul. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images (left); Richard Temine for the New York Times)
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / August 15, 2008

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Hard to believe, but it's coming up on two years since the death of James Brown. The undisputed master of funk passed away Christmas Day 2006. And since then, there has been surprisingly little in the way of big-ticket musical tributes to the man, as if his influence and legacy were too monumental to be tackled in any one concert. (Full article: 817 words)

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