Gone but not forgotten: my friend Daphne Brooks is putting together this amazing James Brown conference at Princeton for November 29-30th. I will report on the events but here is the announcement:
"Ain't that a Groove": The Genius of James Brown
November 29-30, 2007
Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies is
hosting a two-day symposium focusing on the life, career and cultural
impact of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and popular music legend
James Brown. Entitled “ ‘Ain’t That A Groove’: The Genius of James Brown,”
this symposium marks the first international conference ever held to
commemorate the work of one of America’s most influential musicians and
Princeton University’s Center for African-American Studies aims to celebrate and explore the lasting impact of James Brown’s career on the world of popular music and more broadly on American life and culture.
November 29 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Richardson Auditorium
November 30 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Richardson Auditorium
Due to limited space, we encourage you to register for the
symposium. To register, please return the registration form to
Jennifer Loessy at email@example.com or fax to (609) 258-5095. Click here for more info.
In case you need a reminder of how important James Brown was, here's my friend Caryn's video about folks in line for James Brown's last visit to the Apollo.