Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The Man

After a sold-out run at the Apol­lo Theater’s Salon Series, inter­na­tion­al­ly acclaimed Burnt Sug­ar Arkestra, Tony nom­i­nee Bran­don Vic­tor Dixon (Col­or Pur­ple, Lion King and Unchain My Heart) and Direc­tor Patri­cia McGre­gor (Fela) present a one-night only con­cert ver­sion of Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The Man on Fri­day, Decem­ber 17, 2010.

Doors at 7 Show at 8
$15 Stand­ing in advance $20 Stand­ing at door
$25 pre­mi­um Seat­ing (lim­it­ed avail­abil­i­ty)

Indomitable: James Brown The Music and The ManDirec­tor Patri­cia McGre­gor, Asso­ciate Direc­tor of Broadway’s Tony nom­i­nat­ed Fela and co-founder of col­lab­o­ra­tive per­for­mance col­lec­tive Angela’s Pulse, infus­es the staged con­cert extrav­a­gan­za with dance and mul­ti-media ele­ments, while the Burnt Sug­ar Arkestra, con­duct­ed by Greg Tate, inter­prets Brown’s music through their vir­tu­osic skill at recre­at­ing and ren­o­vat­ing musi­cal styles of many gen­res. Lead actor, Bran­don Vic­tor Dixon (Col­or Pur­ple,) brings Brown’s voice, move­ment and soul back to the stage in an unfor­get­table per­for­mance.

“James Brown was a true Amer­i­can icon. Although he died on Decem­ber 25, 2006, his influ­ence lives on. The con­sum­mate show­man, his com­plex, exhil­a­rat­ing, and social­ly con­scious work formed an entire musi­cal idiom that is the foun­da­tion of pop music world­wide.” said Patri­cia McGre­gor, Direc­tor. “Four years after his death, we want­ed to cre­ate a per­for­mance that would cel­e­brate his extra­or­di­nary life. The fusion of Mr. Dixon’s fero­cious vocals, and Burnt Sugar’s dynam­ic impro­vi­sa­tion, results in a unique and thrilling evening.

“ This is a fast paced the­atri­cal trib­ute to the man who defined a musi­cal era in Amer­i­can His­to­ry. This 18 piece band explodes with funk and soul, led by the incred­i­bly charm­ing and tal­ent­ed Bran­don Vic­tor Dixon. The band mem­bers chan­nel his spir­it through clas­sics includ­ing “Think” “Say It Loud” and “Super­bad.”

Fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by: Imani Uzuri, Shel­ley Nicole, Lisala, Luq­man Brown, LaFrae Sci, V. Jef­frey Smith, Latasha N. Neva­da Dig­gs, Kar­ma Mayet John­son, “Moist” Paula Hen­der­son, Jared Michael Nick­er­son, Mikel Banks, Lewis “Flip” Barnes, Mic­ah Gaugh, Cur­tis Stew­art, Will Mar­ti­na, Avram Fefer, Andre Las­salle, Bruce Mack, Christo­pher Ran­dolph, Tiffany Rachelle Stew­art and Eddie Brown.

Indomitable is pre­sent­ed by Bert Media LLC, Burnt Sug­ar Index LLC, Nikole Vallins, and Natal­ie Mal­otke.