RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL BERLIN 2018: A Conversation with Janelle Monáe [Video]


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Watch Janelle Monáe discuss working with Prince, her life journey, the importance of Afrofuturism, and more in new Red Bull Music Festival Berlin Lecture

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Last week Red Bull Music Festival Berlin presented a conversation with Janelle Monáe about her life and career, moderated by Christine Kakaire at the former Silent Movie Theater Delphi. The Wondaland label head and R&B futurist with a flair for showmanship shared a public lecture, now available to watch in full on Red Bull Music Academy YouTube and Facebook.  The lecture is part of Red Bull Music Festival which is happening across the entire city of Berlin for the next month, running parallel to the 20th-anniversary edition of Red Bull Music Academy.

A singer, songwriter, producer and actress, Janelle Monáe has been electrifying audiences with her hybrid brand of Afrofuturist funk, soul and R&B since her 2010 debut LP The ArchAndroid. Most recently, the Kansas City native and Wondaland label head has starred in two award-winning films, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures, and released 2018’s critically-acclaimed audiovisual piece Dirty Computer. A fierce activist in her public life, Monáe uses science fiction and sonic elements from various styles and genres to explore themes of race, class, and sexuality – which has established her as one of the most forward-thinking creative voices of her generation. Event Info Here.

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The festival takes place concurrently with the 20th-anniversary edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, which brings together 61 up-and-coming music makers from around the world for five weeks of workshops and lectures with musical luminaries.

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