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Janelle Monae rocks Nokia’s house

Janelle in actionAs part of the Nokia-sponsored Social Media Week, whirling dervish, pan-genre virtuoso Janelle Monáe played to a packed house at Nokia L.A. Live on Tuesday night. Dipping heavily into her “ArchAndroid” songbook — the breakthrough 2010 album that mixes classic Motown-inspired R&B, hip-hop, New Wave and glam with startling seamlessness — Monae once again showed off her ability to mix theatrics with supreme musicianship. She’s part James Brown, part Prince, part Bowie and all girl power.

The exclusive concert was designed for Nokia to showcase its recently released new mobile music streaming app, Nokia Music.

Among the celebs in attendance, Tristan Wilds (“The Wire,” “90210”), “Project Runway”-winning designer Anya Ayoung-Chee, model-actress Liberty Ross (“Snow White and the Hunstman”), singer-songwriter Luke James, actor-musician Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”) and Big Boi (pictured), who joined Monae on stage for “Tightrope.”

 

Photo: Vivien Killilea

 

 

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