PaviElle French knows that when an African-American musician takes the stage, many people expect an entertaining show that will make them move.
But French, a neo soul singer and composer who is attracting a wide following in the Twin Cities, has a different goal in mind. She aims to honor her black heritage, in ways that may not please anyone with that one-dimensional vision of African-Americans.
“The black aesthetic, for me, is James Brown — ‘I’m black and I’m proud,'” she said. “It is Marcus Garvey. Whether it was music or art or entertainment, it was always in protest. It was being real about our world as black Americans in this country.”
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