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Janelle Monae Performs at Black Lives Matter Rally in Atlanta


Image Courtesy ANDREW ZAEH/AtlanticJanelle Monae performed Monday in Atlanta to heal a community confronting police killings.

According to the website Atlanta Progressive News, Monae told the crowd at a downtown Black Lives Matter rally, “We come because we strongly believe that silence is our enemy and sound is our weapon. We come with drums not guns, all right? “ She added, “So, if you can join us in honoring those that we lost we would greatly appreciate it. This is for the families, we pray that just this little moment helps you get a little more peace of mind.”

While in Atlanta during a stop on their Eephus tour, Monae and her group Wondaland performed a song which is being called the Black Lives Matter anthem, “Hell You Talmbout.”  As she sang, she was joined by families who have been victimized by police violence. She said, “As musicians and artists, we’re so moved that we recorded a song, a vessel, a tool to give, as you guys are healing, as you come into peace and understanding.”

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