Erykah Badu To Perform With Brooklyn Philharmonic Tomorrow Night!
Not sure how this flew under the radar til now but quiet as kept, Erykah Badu is set to perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music tomorrow Saturday, June 8th and Sunday June 9th–with the full Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra backing her (!) as she performs songs from her album New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, along with new works from Brooklyn-based composer Ted Hearne. No idea how many tickets may be left at this late date, but it definitely sounds like an experience not to be missed so find flyer, details and ticket links below and throw up a Hail Mary. I mean Hail Erykah!
Brooklyn Philharmonic presents
Four-time Grammy Award winner and “First Lady of Neo-Soul” Erykah Badu comes home to Brooklyn for a groundbreaking concert that redefines the scope and depth of hip-hop-orchestral fusion.
Pairing Badu with Brooklyn composer Ted Hearne, the Brooklyn Philharmonic will perform an evening of seamlessly integrated new music featuring collaborative arrangements of songs from Badu’s 2008 album New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, along with new music by Hearne featuring perspectives from prominent contemporary African-American thinkers on New Amerykah’s ideas about identity, hip-hop, and community.
Alan Pierson, conductor
Daniel Nesta Curtis, assistant conductor
The Brooklyn Philharmonic
Erykah Badu, singer-songwriter, Brooklyn Phil 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence
Kevin J. Estwick (Wordisbon), lyricist and emcee
Ringo Rashad Smith (Tumblin’ Dice), DJ
Randall Woolf, Blues for Black Hoodies
Ringo Rashad Smith (Tumbin’ Dice), DJ Set
Ted Hearne, Amerykahn Overture
Erykah Badu, The Healer
Ted Hearne, Interlude I
Erykah Badu, Soldier
Ted Hearne, Want/World
Erykah Badu, Twinkle
Erykah Badu, Me
Erykah Badu, Master Teacher – Part 1
Ted Hearne, Interlude 2
Erykah Badu, Master Teacher – Part 2
William Allen, Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong/Ted Hearne, Amerykahn Promise