Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nikka Costa Gets Her Funk On With Larry Graham and Prince

Funk dynamo Nikka Costa shows she can hold her own onstage with music legends Larry Graham and Prince. This performance took place in Denmark during the NPG Music and Arts Festival last year. That ridiculously funky bass line Graham's playing is from the Sly & the Family Stone track "Thank You for talkin' to Me Africa," which appeared on the landmark album There's a Riot Goin' On. Costa and Graham are often featured performers at the Purple One's concerts, as he always enjoys performing with talented people who really know how to get down.

Costa dropped her eighth album, Pro*Whoa!, in June of last year on her own label Go Funk Yourself Records. The singer/songwriter/performer has been touring recently and played some dates in California this month, putting on shows in San Francisco, San Juan Capistrano and Redondo Beach. And she has a show scheduled in Los Angeles at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex on May 12.

Nikka Costa joined Prince on stage from NCFUNKERS on Vimeo.

Related blog entry: Nikka Costa: Fiery Redhead Funkster

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