Lizzo performs crystal flute owned by James Madison stay in live performance

Lizzo performed a crystal flute owned by James Madison throughout her live performance in Washington, DC on Tuesday night time.

In the times main as much as the live performance, the Library of Congress invited Lizzo to go to its intensive archive of flutes, even extending her the chance “play a pair [of them].” As a classically skilled flautist, Lizzo couldn’t go up on the supply, which led to literal historical past being made on stage throughout Tuesday’s present.

“This is loopy. I’ve to be actually cautious,” Lizzo remarked as she started introducing the night’s very particular visitor. “This is from the early 1800s, this was a gift to James Madison from a French crystal flute designer to have fun his second time period. There was a fireplace… and the one two issues that had been saved had been a portrait of George Washington and this crystal flute proper right here.”

“I’m the primary particular person to ever play it,” Lizzo continued, “so that you’re about to listen to what it appears like for the primary time.”

A Library of Congress consultant then handed the flute to Lizzo. After marveling on the instrument for a number of seconds, she performed a couple of notes, and did a little bit of twerking, earlier than handing it again to the consultant.

“Bitch, I simply twerked and performed James Madison’s flute from the 1800s!” she exclaimed. “Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our historical past and making historical past cool. History is freaking cool, you guys!”

Watch fan-captured footage of the second beneath.

Lizzo’s “Special Tour,” which is available in assist of her latest album of the same name, kicked off over the weekend in Florida (learn our assessment here). Tickets to future dates might be discovered here.




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