Last night, Kendrick Lamar performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for a special one-off show backed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Kendrick’s music, especially the rich, funky songs on To Pimp a Butterfly already sound great with his regular live band, so a full orchestra really took things to the next level.
The Kennedy Center shared official video of Kendrick performing “These Walls,” and you can check out fan footage of “King Kunta,” “i,” and the track he played for his encore, “Alright,” below.
Kendrick Lamar plays New York’s Barclay’s Center tomorrow night (October 22) and then continues on his Kunta’s Groove Sessions tour. Check out the dates here.