Gospel - Blues - Soul - Funk - Hiphop
Janelle Monaé (vocals); Ashley Edwards, Patrease Sherrer (backing vocals); Lance Powlis (trumpet); Marcus Lewis (trombone); Alexander Page (violin); Andrew Colella, Stephen Yang (viola); Grace Shim (cello); Kellis Parker (guitar); T. Brown (keys); Calvin Parmer (bass); Mike Phillips (drums); Jose Gonzalez (percussion); Carissa Murray, Miya Manuel (dance).
Fri 8 July 2011 20:30 - 21:45 Maas
Welcome to the year 2719. Cindi Mayweather realises that she is the ArchAndroid who must save the city of Metropolis from a mysterious power that is trying to suppress love and freedom. Welcome to the world of songwriter and singer Janelle Monáe. She tells her epic tale in symphonic, funky numbers. On her album The ArchAndroid (2010) she is assisted in her task by Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Big Boi from Outkast, among others. When touring with artists like Erykah Badu, she drew inspiration from every corner of the globe that she visited. And she is not lacking in imagination. Monáe mixes together hip hop, soul and traces of jazz and world music into a musical journey that can best be compared to a danceable soundtrack from a science-fiction film.