The extraordinary Miss Erykah Badu lead a sermon in soul at the Sydney Opera House last night. Opening her 90 minute set with '20 Feet Tall' the first track from her most recent album 'New Amerykah Part 2' she commanded the cavernous concert hall like only a true (dare we say it) diva could.
There's something truly special about seeing an artist of Badu's calibre in such a majestic and culturally important venue; with everyone from Beirut to Bjork gracing the main stage in years past. By Badu's second track the crowd was out of their seats, by the encore they were dancing in the isles. It was a night of powerful words, ideas and conversation with Badu delivering decade old lyrics that still remain relevant today, discussing occupation, land rights and her own imaginings of a third and fourth world war; it was certainly a show that we think left fans not only entertained, but enlightened to the fundamentals of Baduizum.
Take a look at a short vid we snapped on the night.