[film] Red Bull Music Academy: Janelle Monáe

“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.

In this public conversation at the Red Bull Music Festival Berlin 2018, Monáe detailed her creativity, the power of dance, Afrofuturism and the concepts behind her Dirty Computer record.

Hosted by Christine Kakaire”

Watch HERE.