SXSW Music Festival

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, 'Green Light' (Live At SXSW 2016)

It was fitting that Anderson .Paak started his SXSW set by singing an older song from backstage. When "Green Light" was released last year on an EP by collaborator Jonwayne, .Paak's gripping voice had yet to take center stage and Malibu — the LP that established him as one of the most buzzworthy acts of this festival — was months away from release. Without his bassist and guitarist, .Paak filled the whole stage with Power Rangers references, audience call-outs and effortless dance moves.

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Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Otis Hart; Technical Director: Josh Rogosin; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Videographers: Nickolai Hammar, Katie Hayes Luke, Cameron Robert, A.J. Wilhelm, Lizzie Chen; Editor: Cameron Robert; Audio: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile; Assistant Audio Engineer: Loretta Rae; Production Assistants: Erin Conlon, Nathan Gaar; Special Thanks: SXSW, Stubb's BBQ; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.

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