We’re big fans of Erykah Badu around here, so we were well and truly stoked when we discovered that the singer/songwriter/ master innovator will be returning to the UK for a series of dates in London this summer. Ms Badu will be playing at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Thursday 6th July (now sold out) and on Friday 7th July. The shows coincide with the 20th anniversary of Badu’s groundbreaking, Grammy-winning debut album Baduizm. Check out this throwback review of Erykah’s performance at Brixton Academy in July 2008 written by Sam Bleazard. And to book tickets for the July show click here.
TCD’ guest blogger, Sam Bleazard, was one of the lucky ones who had a golden ticket to see the inimitable Erykah Badu perform live at the Brixton Academy recently. Read below for what he had to say:
How relevant is someone like Erykah Badu to U.K. audiences these days? The high-priestess of nu or neo-soul, and still a giant of U.S. R’n’B with massive ego and own line in eccentricity to match, rolled briefly into town recently. How would her latest album, New AmErykah Part One (4th World War) and accompanying live show be received when there’s a credit crunch and potential global food shortage on the way? I asked myself these questions while standing outside Brixton Academy on a mild Monday night while comtemplating selling my ticket, as although it had sold out this reviewer was feeling increasingly jaded by the live experience.
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