Erykah Badu’s debut New Zealand performance at Splore - February 2012
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The Queen of neo-soul and style icon, Erykah Badu, will play her first ever New Zealand show at next February’s Splore Festival. The multi Grammy Award winning artist will be backed by a full band and backing singers. She is known for her compelling stage presence and attention to choreographic detail.
Badu’s groundbreaking debut album, 1997’s Baduizm, went multi-platinum and won her two Grammys for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album. Her most recent albums, New Amerykah Part I and Part II debuted at Number 2 and 5 respectively on the Billboard Top 200 album charts. Her take on soul, hip hop and jazz plus her eccentric style has given Badu a venerated and unique position among modern day artists.
Festival music director, John Minty, says Badu will perform at Splore on her way through to Sydney where she is playing Sydney’s Opera House. “It’s the first time she has been to New Zealand - what better place to get a taste of New Zealand but at a Splore festival.