George Clinton &Parliament Funkadelic will perform at the 2012 Concert of Colors on Sunday, July 15, paying tribute to the legendary Detroit jazz/avant garde innovator Faruq Z. Bey, who passed away last week.
“On Thu., July 12 the main festival kicks into gear at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History with family-friendly hip-hop maestro Mike-E and his AfroFlow & Friends; picks up speed Fri., July 13 at the Detroit Institute of Arts with PuppetSlam Detroit! and two sets by Quebec’s De Temps Antan; then pegs the odometer at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Sat. and Sun., July 14-15, led by the 5th anniversary of the Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue Revue (8:15 p.m. Sat., July 14, Meijer Main Stage, Orchestra Hall); the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with special guests Wu Man (China’s most famous traditional musician, making her DSO debut) and Eric Jacobsen (3:30 p.m. Sun., July 15, Meijer Main Stage, Orchestra Hall); and Detroit’s own crazy man Clinton closing out the festival in one of the city’s finest, most historic venues – a once-in-a-lifetime combination.”
Don Was’ Detroit All-Star Revue will celebrate Detroit jazz, and it will feature Marion Hayden, James Carter, Sheila Jordan, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Amp Fiddler, Dennis Coffey, A. Spencer Barefield, Joan Belgrave and Surprise Special Guests to be announced.
Visit the Concert of Colors official website for the full lineup and schedule.