VIDEO: Watch Janelle Monáe Discuss Working with Prince and Much More In New Red Bull Music Festival Berlin Lecture

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.

Key moments from the stream include:
- Janelle Monáe on what it means to be a Dirty Computer in society
- Janelle Monáe reflects on Prince and his impact
- Janelle Monáe explains how women of color are always on the frontlines
- Janelle Monáe on what she learned from working on Moonlight
- What Afrofuturism means to Janelle Monáe
- How Janelle Monáe uses Dance to fight off Patriarchy

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.

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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