Rosetta and Yola

Rosetta and Yola | 08.03.2021

Rosetta and Yola by Pello

It was Annie Lennox's "Conversations with" series that first alerted me to the extraordinary singer-songwriter Yola. It was a great chat in which she explained that although she could have chosen any musical path, this "genre-fluid" female Bristolian decided to go to Nashville to shake up the world of country music. I was in.

Of course I immediately jumped into a YouTube rabbit hole, and was blown away by her voice.

So imagine my excitement when I found out she's playing Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis biopic. (Sister Rosetta is one of my heroes – here's why she inspired my Feminist Jukebox).

I cannot think of anyone else better to play her, and I cannot wait to see the film!

So on this International Women's Day, I've drawn those two amazing women performing together. What a mind blowing duet would be. I think they'd get on, don't you?

Be sure to check out Yola's album, Walk Through Fire, it's a great listen.


Here is Yola playing her song "Hold On" with The Highwomen & Sheryl Crow – "This is my call to the next generation of Black Women. Take up space. Be visible. Show what it looks like to be Young, Gifted & Black."


IWD is as a good a day as any to listen to my playlists for Feminist Jukebox or Play Like A Girl

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