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BAM transforms the work of Erykah Badu

Neo-soul was no longer neo when Erykah Badu released her 2008 album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), but its expansive sound and softly sung narratives made the whole world sound fresh. This weekend, its long-haired auteur takes the record to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she worked with local composer Ted Hearne to create “You’re Causing Quite a Disturbance,” a program that pairs some of the album’s best tunes with new original orchestration. Opener Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has cancelled, but that doesn't mean you should: Badu will offer a performance powerful enough to stand on its own.
Sat., June 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., June 9, 7:30 p.m., 2013

 
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