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Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard, and Angélique Kidjo perform impromptu rendition of “I’ll Take You There” — watch

on April 06, 2015, 4:39pm

Soul legend Mavis Staples, roots rock band The Alabama Shakes, and Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo just happened to spend Easter Sunday together this year. They were spending the weekend in Australia for the Byron Bay BluesFest, and decided to celebrate the holiday together. In between serenading crowds during the fest’s final day, Staples, Kidjo, and Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard all convened backstage for a few a cappella jams.

The three women ended up giving an impromptu performance of the Staple Singers’ classic “I’ll Take You There”, and someone was mindful enough to capture the moment on video. Today, Staples shared the clip on YouTube — watch it below.

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