We already know that Merrill Garbus, better known as Tune-Yards, is set to play the annual Roots Picnic this summer, but now comes news of an actual collaboration between her and Questlove. The pair have covered Fela Kuti’s “Lady” for an upcoming compilation in the Red Hot… series titled Red Hot + FELA, which features guest appearances from rapper Akua Naru and African singer Angélique Kidjo.
The song is available in the stream below or to download via iTunes as an individual track (go here to check it out), while the entire compilation will be scheduled for release at some point in the fall. “I wanted to reclaim ‘Lady’ for women in the world today, particularly African women, who will have an important role in ending the AIDS epidemic there,” Garbus told Billboard. [via CoS]