JANELLE MONÁE at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Tuxedo-clad R&B/soul sensation and Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe’s powerful vocals and infectious, joyful dance moves are a vibrant force for good…and good times! A potent musical talent and larger-than-life presence, Monáe carries the torch of great artist/entertainers like Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and James Brown. Funky and hip as all get out, Janelle Monáe’s music also addresses real world issues of empowering women, the oppressed, and the ‘Other’, which according to Janelle we all are, in one way or another. She has lent her enormous talent to Outkast, The Atlanta Ballet, and indie pop band Fun’s Billboard-topping “We Are Young.” This “different kind of diva” (Vogue) puts the focus on stirring your soul, moving your feet and simply, creating good music.