Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kanye West headlines 2011 Essence Fest

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM

The 17th annual Essence Music Festival, scheduled July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome, will feature Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Boyz II Men and Trey Songz.

Also on the bill: Cherelle, Dwele, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Irma Thomas, Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, Mint Condition, Rebirth and Soul Rebels brass bands, and Tank. Tickets for the weekend start at $130.

West released the best-reviewed album of 2010, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and this Essence performance marks his return to the festival, where he performed in 2008.

Below is the "live painting" for his King Crimson-riffing track "Power," one of many of West's ambitious performance/visual art pieces accompanying the release of Fantasy.

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