Lizzo’s skill with James Madison’s flute earns her another historic invite

Pop star Lizzo’s performance with a two-century-old crystal flute – a gift to President James Madison – sparked more potential links to the Founding Father’s story.

Montpelier, Madison’s 2,650-acre Virginia estate, invited the “About Damn Time” singer to play at his home, according to Twitter and TMZ.

A representative for Madison’s Montpelier, a National Historic Landmark, told TMZ that Lizzo is being asked to “take a private tour” of the estate after her performance with her crystal flute last week.

The performance followed an invitation from the Library of Congress to play the instrument while Lizzo was in Washington, D.C. for her special tour concert.

“We ❤️ that @lizzo & @librarycongress have brought the story of #MadisonFlute to light – and invite Lizzo to visit James Madison’s house anytime 🙏🏼”, Madison’s Montpellier wrote on Twitter.

The estate’s spokesperson wrote to Billboard that the “talented and classically trained” pop star “brought history to life” with her performance.

The estate highlights a number of aspects of its history, including ‘The Simple Distinction of Color’, an exhibition that examines Montpellier’s connection to slavery and how slavery ‘affects conversations today’ today on race, identity and human rights,” according to Montpelier’s website. .

“The three-time Grammy Award winner’s songs exemplify how music is a universal language that brings people together,” the spokesperson for the estate told the music news site.

“Whatever the genre, music helps people connect, express emotions and create deep and lasting bonds. As Lizzo continues her concert tour in the coming weeks, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that she’ll consider adding a stop at James Madison’s Montpelier, once the home of Madison, father of the US Constitution.

HuffPost has reached out to representatives for Lizzo for further comment.


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