Tue 4 May


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Rough Trade is very excited to present Stephanie Phillips (Big Joanie) in conversation with Natty Kasambala (gal-dem, Dazed, Vogue) via Zoom Webinar. This unique event celebrates the release of ' Why Solange Matters', the new book from Stephanie Phillips, released 6th May by Faber and Faber.

The dramatic story of a musician and artist whose unconventional journey to international success was far more important than her family name. Growing up in the shadow of her superstar sister Beyonce, and defying an industry that attempted to bend her to its rigid image of a Black woman, Solange Knowles has become a pivotal musician and artist in her own right.

In Why Solange Matters, Stephanie Phillips chronicles the creative journey of Solange, 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 has embraced activism, anger, Black womanhood, and intergenerational trauma to inform her remarkable art.

Tickets for this event also include a physical copy of the fantastic new book delivered to your home address by Rough Trade. More product information can be found HERE > https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/stephanie-phillips/why-solange-matters

You will receive a link to register for the ZOOM Q&A on the day of the event. The link can also be found in your ticket, in the app, 30 minutes before the Q&A begins.

Due to the product bundle attached to this event, purchase is only available to fans in the UK. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Presented by Rough Trade.

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