There are myriad reasons to admire Erykah Badu and a good bulk of them are encapsulated in her 15 minute NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert! A soul like Badu’s reeks with inveiglement , bliss and adoration. She has an inborn capacity to captivate her audience channeling her own idiosyncratic allure amid giving off some Billie Holiday, Nina Simone vibes. A stunning and flawless live performance that swarms your spirit and tickles your ears as your head bobs in a mindless frenzy. Indulge in her Tiny Desk Concert below.
Musicians Erykah Badu (lead vocals), RC Williams (Keys), Braylon Lacy (bass), Cleon Edwards (Drums), Frank Moka (Percussion), Kenneth Whalum (Sax), Keyon Harrold (Trumpet), Dwayne Kerr (Flute)
Credits Producers: Abby O’Neill, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Kara Frame, Khun Minn Ohn, CJ Riculan; Production Assistants: Catherine Zhang, Téa Mottolese; Photo: Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR.