By Ira Pablo
Her song with Janelle Monáe—"Q.U.E.E.N."—fits right into her character. Aside from her musical flair, soul and smooth R&B royalty Erykah Badu is all about living #nofilter especially when on Instagram. She's the realest of real that at the young age of three, she already behaved way beyond her age. (Her uncles called her “Tigerlily” for being “overly sweet and very compassionate, but when crossed was a verbal savage!") As a grown-up, Ms. Badu wasn't only an exemplary artist, but also looked up to as a mom and an activist. On the latter, she presently leads the non-profit organization, B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Nonprofit Development), where she does bootcamps in performing and visual arts for the less fortunate children. She is also a midwife who assists less fortunate mothers deliver their newborns.
This October 14, the queen of neo-soul does what she does best at the continuation of her Badu Vs. Everythang Tour. Badu will croon to her two decades worth of musical pizzazz and genius including her hits "On & On," "Next Lifetime," "Bag Lady," and "Love of my Life" at the Harbour Garden Tent, Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila!
Opening for the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter are Filipino DJs Turntables & Rhythm, featuring DJ Shortkut and DJ Kristian Hernandez, who have spun at the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival. Soul singers August Wahh (Chocolate Grass) and Kat Agarrado (SinoSikat?); and rappers RH Xanders and Skarm complete the eargasmic event.
With a powerhouse headliner like Erykah Badu and one organized by Volume Unit Entertainment (the same producers behind international crowd-favorites Malasimbo and Lio Beach Festival), the concert is pegged to be a musical spectacle right in the urban jungle!
Catch Erykah Badu VS Everythang Tour 2017 AD, Live in Manila on October 14, 2017 at the Harbour Garden Tent, Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Volume Unit Entertainment produces the show, in co-production with Worldwide Womb. This event is presented by Heineken; co-Presented by FOX International Channels; and supported by ABS-CBN Lifestyle. Tickets are available at www.malasimbo.com, www.worldwidewombasia.com, and SM Tickets.
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