by / on February 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Grammy 2011 Special: Death & Janelle Monae

In honor of her two Grammy nominations — and epic trio performance tonight with Bruno Mars and B.o.B. — we’ll explore the role of death in Monae’s music. The incomparable exuberance and excellence of Monae’s performances are widely acknowledged. Less noticed is that when she her signature black and white tuxedo, she enacts a lament for “all the people that were dying.”

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