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Review: Wilson and band convey power of African music

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Brainy, brawny, subtle and strong, the collaboration Black Sun (avant-funk-blues trio Harriet Tubman with singer Cassandra Wilson) lit up The Egg’s Swyer Theater on Saturday. Harriet Tubman set the table with the instrumental “Thought of the Sun,” porkpie-hatted drummer J. T. Lewis and redlocked guys guitarist Brandon Ross and bassist Melvin Gibbs cataloging grooves before Ross set up a slow feedback reverie discretely spiced with riff loops. Ross had warned Wilson fans that electric bass ...

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