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Summerfest – Janelle Monae
July 6, 2018 @ 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday, July 6
BMO Harris Pavillion
At long last, Janelle Monae — the inimitable, award-winning, songwriter, performer, producer, CoverGirl and avant-garde funkstress — is back again, ready to release her another full-length “emotion picture” to the masses. But as always, Janelle is not ready to talk about music just yet. She’d rather talk about her past and how those fertile powerful experiences forced her to create her coming album “The Electric Lady.”
According to Monae, “I went back to Kansas City after my tour for my debut album ‘The ArchAndroid.’ And when I looked around me, I decided I wanted to make a raw, revealing album all about my life and the things I’d experienced in my community — about the laughter in the parks, the jams bumping in the cars, the jokes told over kitchen tables, all the life and warmth and struggles I felt there. But I also wanted to figure out how to take Kansas City to the future…like a surreal Parliament album with lyrics by Octavia Butler and album art by Salvador Dali.”SummerfestJanelle MonaeBMO Harris PavillionFriday, July 6 | 9:45pm