Some exclusive video for you of Nu-Amerykahn goddess Erykah Badu performing an amazing set at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid, Spain where she was participating in the most recent Red Bull Music Academy. In addition to crushing this 6+ minute version of “On & On” and “…& On” (above) she introduces some her favorite new artists, Jamie Woon and Hudson Mohawke, offering some interview-style insights in between performance clips (below). Dedicated students of Badu-ism will already know that she is a fearless champion of rising stars, making her a doubly appropriate speaker/headliner for the Music Academy, which of course is about to learning to channel your creative powers from the masters, Professor X style.
If you think you could be one of the New Mutants yourself, okayplayer is pleased to let you know that the application phase for the next Red Bull Music academy is about to begin. Interested vocalists, producers, musicians, instrumentalists, and DJs can download the application form from redbullmusicacademy.com starting this Thursday, February 2. Just send it off with a selection of your tunes by April 2, 2012 to be considered. Over the next couple months, Red Bull Music Academy Sessions will be held around the country, giving interested applicants a taste of what’s to come later this fall, when the Academy sets up shop here in New York City (again, all events will be posted at redbullmusicacademy.com)