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James Brown set to rock at Hilton Kuala Lumpurs first birthday bash

Travel News Asia 1 September 2005

As part of its first anniversary celebrations the Hilton Kuala Lumpur is presenting James Brown, Godfather of Soul for an exclusive, one-night-only performance on 19th September 2005.

James Brown Live! will be staged in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, and will be Browns one and only public performance in Asia.

Kees Hartzuiker, General Manager of Hilton Kuala Lumpur commented, Hilton Kuala Lumpur has always aimed to be at the forefront in supporting and creating iconic events on the arts scene, and this time is no different. In the music world, James Brown represents all that is life, art and soul all the elements that we strive to be. This makes him the perfect person to celebrate our first anniversary with us, and we definitely feel good about this.

Born in South Carolina in 1933, James Brown transformed popular music. As well as being the Godfather of Soul, he is also the Godfather of Funk, since he invented the style long before it became popular. In 1964, his album Live in The Apollo climbed to the US#2 and became the first LP in pop history to sell more than a million copies.

What is probably his most widely known hit in this region, I Feel Good made the US#1 and UK#1 in the same period. In 1969, Look magazine called him the most important black man in America, and in 1993 he received a Grammy for his life-time achievements.

In conjunction with Hilton Kuala Lumpurs first anniversary celebrations, proceeds from Hilton Kuala Lumpur presents James Brown Live! will go towards the charity foundations of Rumah Kasih Tengku Ampuan Afzan and Asrama Darul Falah Perkim (ASDAF), supporting young children and senior citizens in Malaysia.

Interested parties can receive invitations through donations to experience James Brown Live!. Donations can be made starting from RM 300 to RM 500 (SGD 133 to SGD 221); and selected VIP invitations are also available. Special over-night packages are also available for travellers from outside Kuala Lumpur or Malaysia.

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