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ATL Collective - Funk To The People | Live In Atlanta
Thanks for a great show! | Thursday, April 5th 2018 at 8 p.m. | Buckhead Theatre
Join WABE and ATL PBS for ATL Collective’s Funk To The People - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of James Brown's Historic 1968 Boston Concert.
It was the day after Martin Luther King Jr’s. assassination and cities around the country were bracing for riots. Boston was one of the few cities that kept the peace thanks largely to James Brown and the spirit of unity he projected from stage. Half a century to the day from that incredibly powerful evening, we will celebrate the power music has to unite and overcome. Our featured act will be the legendary Memphis Stax recording artist Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & the M.G.'s) who was front and center during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement and was part of one of the first racially integrated rock bands ever. Get your tickets before they're gone!
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ABOUT ATL COLLECTIVE:
In an era when you can hear any song by any artist in any order you choose, does anyone have the patience to listen to an entire album, front to back, without interruption? Songwriter and musician Micah Dalton says yes. In 2009 he and fellow musician David Berkeley created ATL Collective, a performance project meant to champion not only great albums but also local musicians. “We wanted the enthusiasm that people have for the city to bleed over into music,” says Dalton.
From Radiohead to James Brown, every month, ATL Collective handpicks Atlanta's finest musicians to band together and cover a classic album. No music genre is off-limits; the only rule is that the record must be at least 20 years old or close to it. Concerts have included Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, the Clash’s London Calling, Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison, Radiohead’s OK Computer, and Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On.