CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS D.C. FT. ERYKAH BADU "MAMA'S GUN" 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Classic Album Sundays D.C. Presents
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 2:00 PM // SHOW: 2:00 PM
Sunday January 26, 2020
D: 2:00 // S: 2:00 PM // $5 / $7
Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular album listening experience and allows the listener to hear music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in great sonic detail. At our worldwide listening sessions, music fans are able to immerse themselves into an album that has helped shape our culture and in some cases, our lives.
We relay the artist and album’s unique story and provide a musical context that gives the listening experience deeper meaning. We share the experience of hearing the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and on a world-class audiophile hi-fi so that fans can experience the music as close as possible to the artist’s original intention. Classic Album Sundays treats the album (and music in general) with the respect it deserves rather than as a free commodity or aural wallpaper. We remind people what they love about music.
For our January 2020 session we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Erykah Badu classic "Mama's Gun"! While Baduizm turned her into a household name, Mama’s Gun cemented her status as the new face of R&B. After taking several years off to raise her first child, Badu returned to the studio to record her second album, much of which was inspired by love and her relationship with her then partner, Andre Benjamin. Leaning into a more organic sound with less-elusive lyrics, Badu opted to speak to the state of black womanhood and the world around her.
For those expecting another downtempo collection of sultry meditations, the live-band funk opener, ‘Penitentiary Philosophy’, puts that notion to rest. While Mama’s Gun is stylistically ambitious, the sound is also comforting and familiar.
Join us January 26th to experience this album like never before!