Watch Erykah Badu and The Roots cover Fela Kuti

Badu performed “Sorrow Tears and Blood” on The Tonight Show.

Earlier this month Erykah Badu curated the fourth installment in a series of Fela Kuti box sets featuring seven of the Afrobeat pioneer's albums. Last night, December 20, she was the musical guest on The Tonight Show where she covered a Fela song alongside The Roots. Badu stepped onto the stage and began performing "On & On," from her 1997 album Baduizm before the song subsided and moved into Fela Kuti’s “Sorrow Tears and Blood.” You can see the whole performance above.

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Badu celebrated 20 years of Baduizm earlier this year and also took a knee in support of Colin Kaepernick at a recent awards ceremony.


Watch Erykah Badu and The Roots cover Fela Kuti