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Erykah Badu Performs Live At The Box In Honor Of Fela Kuti [Gallery]

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Erykah Badu hit the stage to pay homage to Fela Kuti.

Erykah Badu graced the stage with a DJ set at The Box in New York City Thursday, rocking traditional African hair plates while honoring the late, legendary Fela Kuti. Badu curated the latest installment of the ongoing Fela Kuti series Fela Kuti Box Set #4 released in limited quantities earlier this month.

READ: Erykah Badu Kneels For Colin Kaepernick While Hosting The 2017 Soul Train Awards

The fourth edition in the archived series follows releases from Questlove, Ginger Baker and Brian Eno. This latest set features seven personal essays from Badu, one for each album included, because in Badu’s own words, “Fela Kuti is a fucking genius.”

Take a look at some shots from Badu’s performance below:

Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
Photo Credit: Travis Matthews for Okayplayer
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