art + music by Darleen Sy

The Queen of Neo-soul finally makes her way to Manila

Erykah Badu is concluding her world tour in the Philippines

Neo-soul and Grammy award winning hip-hop queen Erykah Badu is performing for the first time in Manila on October 14 at the Harbour Garden Tent, Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila as the last stop to her Badu VS. Everythang Tour 2017 A.D.

Twenty years since the release of her first album Baduizm, Filipino fans of the American singer-songwriter no longer have to wait as she is set to grace the stage with opening acts by formidable Filipino DJs including, Turntables & Rhythm, featuring DJ Shortkut and DJ Kristian Hernandez.

While she’s best known for the success of her debut album that paved the way for other neo-soul artists like, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell, Erykah Badu’s daring, eccentric and unapologetic character also manifests through her style. Many have looked up to her for making bold statements in fashion, particularly for representing her African roots with colorful, intricately patterned traditional robes and head wraps. Badu also embodies the values of authenticity and integrity; she is not afraid to have a voice while also providing a voice to the voiceless through the non-profit organization she founded in 1997 called B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development). It aims to provide community-driven development for underprivileged youth through music, dance, theater, and visual arts.22382075_726208797590244_3011463351624176586_o

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT MALASIMBO.COM, WORLDWIDEWOMBASIA.COM, AND SMTICKETS.COM.
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Darleen Sy
Darleen Sy is a freelance multimedia artist and aspiring creative director. An old soul at heart, she enjoys having long and deep philosophical conversations. If she's not cooking up vegan dishes, she's probably out exploring new things to do and places to visit. You can find her on Instagram at @darleensy.
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