James Brown’s original backup singer will give her only concert in the province on November 18th in La Trinchera.
Málaga is in luck as next Novermber will be hosting one of the most representative voices of the international funk. We are speaking about Marta High who will be visiting La Trinchera on November 18th to get us closer to the origins of funk. It will be the second day of the events which have been organized by La Cochera Producciones and Doctor Aliñao
Martha Having, aka Martha High, is an American female vocalist who grew up in Washington, D.C. She began singing in The Four Jewels (better known later as The Jewels) and released their best-known hit, "Opportunity" in 1964. In the same year, The Jewels went on tour with James Brown and they recorded two singles while they toured with him. However, after a year and a half with Brown, the group split up. That’s when Martha Having adopted her stage name, Martha High, and continued singing with Brown for another 30+ years. In 2000 she stopped performing with Brown and went on tour with Maceo Parker. In 2004, High collaborated with Soulpower organization (which is also behind soul artist such as Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins or Bobby Byrd) and performed all across Europe and even in Africa. In 2005, she embarked on the "James Brown’s Funky Divas Tour" in Europe, sharing stage with her friend Lyn Collins. Now, in 2016, High released her solo album "Singing For The Good Times" and currently she combines her solo performances with their concerts with the J.B.'s.
Early tickets will be availiable in Superskunk, Disaster, South Urban, Discos Candilejas, La Cochera Cabaret and Ticketea shops. The price will be 15€. The doors will open at 21.30h and the show will start at 22.30.