The Star (Nairobi)

12 November 2012

Kenya: Erykah Badu for Tusker Lite Experience

Grammy award-winning American singer-songwriter, producer, activist and actress Erykah Badu will be performing in Kenya in December.

Best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical styling and sense of fashion, Erykah will be performing courtesy of Tusker Lite.

Known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul", Erykah's early career was recognisable for wearing very large and colourful headwraps.

For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a range of supporting roles in Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D. She also speaks at length in the documentary Before the Music Dies.

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