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PREVIEW: Baduizm

Get ready to celebrate the Queen of Neo-Soul!

Bristol Beacon will host the 25th anniversary of the music of Erykah Badu’s debut album, Baduizm, set to take place at Trinity Community Arts Centre on November 3rd

Image: Mika Väisänen

A performance to celebrate the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu, is coming to Trinity Centre in Bristol on Thursday 3rd November, presented by Bristol Beacon. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of her seminal and enduringly influential debut album, Baduizm, a collective group of artists will be backed by an all-star ensemble from London’s jazz scene for this unmissable performance. 

February 11th this year marked the 25th anniversary of Badu’s award-winning album. Released in 1997, Baduizm was an instant hit of intimate existentialism as it stripped back the act of soul-searching to reach deep into concepts like self-love, romantic love and spirituality. 

Expect an all-star ensemble from London’s jazz scene

A performance to celebrate the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu, is coming to Trinity Centre in Bristol on Thursday 3rd November, presented by Bristol Beacon. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of her seminal and enduringly influential debut album, Baduizm, a collective group of artists will be backed by an all-star ensemble from London’s jazz scene for this unmissable performance. 

February 11th this year marked the 25th anniversary of Badu’s award-winning album. Released in 1997, Baduizm was an instant hit of intimate existentialism as it stripped back the act of soul-searching to reach deep into concepts like self-love, romantic love and spirituality. 

Taking place at Trinity Centre from 7:30pm, audiences should expect a transcendent evening featuring songs from the entire Baduizm album, with performances from rising-star vocalists, Ava Joseph and Akin Soul. United with smooth, sweeping percussion and jazzy piano chords to accompany the resounding vocals, guests should expect an evening of complete vibrancy in celebration of this milestone achievement. 

Badu’s singles “On & On”, “Afro” and “4 Leaf Clover” provided a new perspective to popular culture – and Bristol will be treated to the cream of London’s jazz scene as well as a DJ and live support in order to transport audiences back to the height of the scene in 1997. 

Todd Wills, Artistic Director at Bristol Beacon, said: “We are over the moon to be hosting this event and honouring one of the most influential artists of our time here in Bristol this November. Being able to celebrate this achievement with the city of Bristol is incredible – especially as it’s the 25th anniversary of such a monumental album.”

Images: Mika Väisänen

Tickets for the unforgettable show are now available on the Bristol Beacon website.
Doors open at 7:30pm with the performance expected to start at 8pm. 

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