Bush-era Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a mean pianist when it comes to Tchaikovsky and Brahms (it's true), but she's hardly the first person you'd think to ask to play accompaniment for an Aretha Franklin fundraiser. But that's just what happened on Tuesday night, when the Republican ex-official warmed up to the Queen of Soul with some Mozart, before ripping into the up-tempo Say a Little Prayer.
Though their politics diverge (Franklin endorsed Obama), the duo agree on aesthetics, at least. Rice and Franklin came together to promote music and the arts for city kids. Enjoy the clip below:
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