Episode #5

Solange

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Solange Solange's album 'A Seat at the Table' came out September 30 (Sony Music)

Solange is determined to express herself fully and with integrity. The musician, singer and songwriter has been writing music since she was in the fourth grade. 

In this episode of Helga, Solange and host Helga Davis retrace the pop-star’s journey from being a young mother in Idaho with a major-record publishing deal, to self-autonomy and accountability in the music business. The two also discuss the themes behind her recent album, A Seat at the Table, of living authentically and of owning your voice, body and art while being black and beautiful in contemporary America.

"Working out how to develop those tools through my art and through the conversation of my music to where now I actually feel much better, much more equipped to have those conversations. I actually had to go through the rage and the frustration and the mourning and the protest and the meditation through the album to get to the other side, to be able to have those conversations, no matter where I'm being targeted. I can stand firm in that and strong and with my shoulders and my head high." —Solange

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Hosted by:

Helga Davis

Produced by:

Julia Alsop

Editors:

Alex Ambrose

Contributors:

Curtis Macdonald

Comments [1]

Kustanya McCray from Baltimore

Great Interview. I have always like Solange as I perceived her to be as a person but not all of her music. I absolutely loved hearing from her and LOVE this album as does my 21 yr old and 16 yr old! THANK YOU for this interview and Solange Thank you for this album!

Dec. 12 2016 01:34 PM

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