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BluesFest 2012: Erykah Badu + Lianne La Havas
A prime example of the all-pervading influence the blues has had on music over the past century, Erykah Badu's unique neo-soul sound has its roots deep in the traditions of contemporary black music, taking in blues, soul, gospel, funk, jazz and hip-hop and even going back to its pre-American roots in traditional African music forms.
Badu is a multi-award winning trailblazer who has influenced countless other artists over the years, and her appearance at BluesFest 2012 is a fantastic opportunity to witness a true musical pioneer in action.
Hotly-tipped soul-jazz songstress Lianne La Havas, hailed by one US critic as "the most striking female voice to emerge from Britain since Adele", has been confirmed as the support act.
The Universal Motown artist, best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music, is a Grammy- award winning American soul singer and songwriter. Regarded as the Queen of Neo Soul, Badu's sound - a concoction of soul, hip-hop and jazz - cannot be contained to a single genre. Self-described as 'a mother first', Badu is a touring artist, dj, teacher, community activist, holistic healer, vegan, recycler, and conscious spirit.
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London young soul sensation, with influences from Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald to Lauryn Hill. Her voice is clear, pure and soulful with a sassy and jazzy vibe. She grew up in London. Her father is an amateur jazz musician and a bus driver. When her parents divorced, she went to live with her grandmother and started singing when she was 7. Lianne was nominated for the BBC's Sound Of 2012 poll and her debut album 'Is Your Love Big Enough?' was iTunes Album Of The Year 2012.
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Venue: Eventim Apollo
Bookings: 0844 249 1000
Disabled Bookings: 020 8563 3800
→ Kensington (Olympia) 16 min walk
→ Hammersmith 5 min walk