Erykah Badu Performs Fela Kuti-Inspired Medley on 'Tonight Show'

  /  12.21.2017

Erykah Badu goes “On & On” on “The Tonight Show.” Joined by the Legendary Roots Crew, Fat Belly Bella paid tribute to Fela Kuti with a striking medley.

Badu began the performance with “On & On,” a classic off her 1997 album Baduizm. The stage filling with smoke, the moving set took on a theatrical element with “Sorrow Tears and Blood” from Fela Kuti’s 1977 album of the same name.

The performance was meant to promote Kuti’s Fela Box Set #4: Curated by Erykah Badu, the latest installment of vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Past box sets have been curated by Brian Eno and Questlove.

Watch Badu’s “Tonight Show” medley below.


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