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Erykah Badu’s Quarantine Concert Series Shows How Black Women Continue to Innovate

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Erykah Badu’s Quarantine Concert Series Shows How Black Women Continue to Innovate


The news and fallout of coronavirus has shifted everyone’s mind to basic needs and quite honestly, survival. Between the loss of our female presidential candidates and pandemic news, it felt to me as if Women’s History Month had been hijacked this year.

That is until singer-songwriter Erykah Badu’s quarantine concert series, “Apocalypse One” was announced.

Badu—also known by aliases Badulla Oblongata, Sara Bellum and SHE ILL—has always been musically innovative. However, she truly became an Analog Girl in a Digital World with the launch of this series. My expectations were building from the moment the initial teaser dropped on Instagram—especially since she’d be streaming the concert live from her bedroom in Dallas and would only charge an “entrance fee” of $1!

Always a feminist in my mind, Badu consistently integrates all parts of herself as an artist, mother and music..

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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