Jonelle monae treated her captive audience at the West Holts Stage during Glastonbury festival to a career defining performance that combined art, music and spectacle. Monae who was discovered by Big Boy from Outkasts while singing back up for the group, entertained with the assistance of her band and dancers. The material she performed was a blend of material taken from projects Archandroid. The performance featured a tribute to Michael Jackson. Janelle performed an excellent set which will go down in Glastonbury history as one of the best performances by an artist so diverse, blending elements of Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown in what can only be explained as a showing years ahead of her time, witnessing Janelle Monae’s skill, ability to transcend the ordinary and basic while captivating the audience leaving many truly in awe of her spirit, the world truly was not ready for what Janelle was offering. The Glastonbury 2011 performance at the West Holts Stage was a visual master class on how to perform, it was as if she was not from this earth and the visual spectacle that was her performance art was unforgettable and a highlight of the festival.
A quote from this weeks “Music Week” magazine…
“In terms of a percentage sales increase, Amazon said that US soul singer Janelle Monae saw the biggest benefit of appearing at Glastonbury, with a 4,928% sales uplift for her album The ArchAndroid following her performance over the weekend.
That album is now up to seven at Amazon.co.uk album charts and nine at iTunes.co.uk.”
Read on to view the I-likeitalot Janelle Monae Gallery taken live at Glastonbury 2011.
Click here to view more images captured during the performance @ Glastonbury.