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Prince joined Rodgers on stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans

Sarah Gray
July 7, 2014 6:40PM (UTC)

Attendees of the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans were treated to a surprise performance last weekend: Prince joined Nile Rodgers onstage to perform "Let's Dance."

The song -- a David Bowie classic -- was produced by Rodgers, who besides being the lead guitarist and co-founder of Chic, has performed with and produced artists ranging from Duran Duran to Daft Punk.


Nile Rodgers is also working on a new Chic track, which will feature "almost everyone" he's previously worked with, according to NME.

Watch the fan-made video below:

h/t NME (New Musical Express)

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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