Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown + Q&A with Soweto Kinch & Pee Wee Ellis
|Midlands Arts Centre|
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Midlands Arts Centre,
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
0121 446 3232 (Box Office)
Screening to complement The Influence Project, a photography exhibition celebrating the impact of leading black musicians on contemporary sound and culture, this comprehensive documentary from Oscar winning director Alex Gibney features rare footage, interviews and photographs chronicling the ascension of the Godfather of Soul.
The screening will be followed by a live onstage conversation between Birmingham saxophonist Soweto Kinch and funk legend Pee Wee Ellis, who was Brown’s former bandleader, chatting about how Ellis co-authored the first funk track and how his music became an anthem for a generation living in segregated America.