Why Solange matters

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University of Texas Press,, Volume 005, Austin, Texas, United States, p.xiv, 230 pages ; (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00799357, (OCoLC)fst00799524, (OCoLC)fst01097285, (OCoLC)fst01178528, African American singers, African American singers., African American women singers, African American women singers., Biography., fast, Rhythm and blues musicians, Rhythm and blues musicians., United States, Women singers, Women singers.


Includes bibliographical references."In Why Solange Matters, Stephanie Phillips chronicles the creative journey of an artist who became a beloved voice for the Black Lives Matter generation. A Black feminist punk musician herself, Phillips addresses not only the unpredictable trajectory of Solange's career, but also how she and other Black women see themselves through the musician's repertoire. First, she traces Solange's progress through an inflexible industry, charting the artist's development up to 2016, when the release of her third album, A Seat at the Table, redefined her career. Then, with A Seat at the Table and 2019's When I Get Home, Phillips describes how Solange embraced activism, anger, Black womanhood, and intergenerational trauma, to inform her remarkable art. Why Solange Matters not only cements the place of its subject in the pantheon of world-changing twenty-first century musicians; it introduces its writer as an important new voice"--