Kelis and her 12-piece band lit up the stage at Stubb's for NPR Music's SXSW showcase in a career-spanning set. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Kelis On World Cafe

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Kelis gave her first U.S. performance in years at the 2014 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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For Kelis, Music Is Back On The Menu

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Kelis, seen here at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night, performed her first show in America in almost four years. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Listen To Kelis's Entire SXSW Concert

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Kelis Shows True Colors On 'Flesh Tone'

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