Janelle Monáe – Dance Apocalyptic

Janelle Monáe – Dance Apocalyptic – David Letterman 9-9-13

Janelle Monáe made a stunning debut on the Letterman show in 2010 with her performance of her song Tightrope. At the time we described it as the best musical performance we had ever seen on the show.

Well she was back last night and Janelle‘s performance of Dance Apocalyptic was no less energetic and all inclusive. It did not excite me quite as much as Tightrope, but it was still mighty impressive.

David Letterman described Monáe as “the hardest working woman in show business” and he would not be far wrong there.

It would be amazing to see her and this band in concert. Surely they could not keep up those energy levels for an entire show. But if they had the songs and could pace it right, it could be one of the best shows you would ever see.

I know that I am being pernickety, but I was a little confused at the start of the song when I was sure I could hear either a banjo or ukelele, but could see none on stage. Can you spot one of either, or were they using a backing track?

No need for answers on a postcard, just put them in the comments below.

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