- Title: American singer Robin McKelle worried about civil rights in the Trump era
- Date: 21st November 2016
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAZZ SINGER, ROBIN MCKELLE, SAYING: "I'm worried about the stability of many things including civil rights, women's rights and just liberal rights for everyone. But I have hope that we can find a way through this and maybe people can heal and get back together because it's extremely divided (United States) right now."
- Embargoed: 6th December 2016 14:09
- Keywords: Robin McKelle Madrid soul jazz music festival Donald Trump Madrid International Jazz Festival
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA00459E1YRX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: New York soul singer Robin McKelle performed at the Teatro Fernan Gomez in Madrid on Sunday (November 20) during the city's International Jazz Festival.
McKelle presented her new album. 'The Looking Glass', which is composed entirely by the artist. She told Reuters the record contains more personal and intimate material.
"It's more personal stories from my experience of love and relationships and more of an intimate sound on the album. But the live show combines some of the music from the album, some of my older music and a little bit more of an energetic show, so you kind of have a little bit of everything during the live show," McKelle said.
For McKelle, different music genres, such as jazz, soul or hip-hop, are being brought together in interesting ways due to technology.
"We grow up now with so many different styles of music influencing us daily specially with technology. So I think that the mixture of soul into jazz and jazz into soul, and hip-hop and R&B, everything is kind of melting together for many of us artists now," she said.
The artist also said she's worried about the division in the United States with the recent presidential election that saw Donald Trump voted into the White House.
"I'm worried about the stability of many things including civil rights, women's rights and just liberal rights for everyone. But I have hope that we can find a way through this and maybe people can heal and get back together because it's extremely divided (United States) right now."
McKelle's band is formed by Kyle Miles on bass, Adam Jackson on drums, Eli Menezes on the guitar and Jake Sherman on piano and keyboards.
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