Tuesday, September 28, 2010

0070. Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae is an American musician and performer who founded the Wondaland Arts Society, a band of performers and thinkers who bear the creed "We believe music is the weapon of the future."

Monae recently released Archandroid,  a sweeping epic album that's taken the music world by storm not only because of its intelligence and beauty, but also because of Monae as a character- her energetic, gender bending performances have captivated viral media.

Monae recently turned some heads by doing a photoshoot with a moustache, and defended the look with integrity and sincerity when the "girlstache" was challenged.  This is what piqued my interest in her as a performer and a persona, though I was well converted to a fan the moment I heard her album weeks prior.

Find her and Archandroid at http://www.jmonae.com/.

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