Video: Janelle Monae – “Cold War” + “Move On Up” (Live at the Nobel Peace Concert)

 

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The lovely Janelle Monae was awarded the incredible honor to perform at this year’s Nobel Peace Concert in Oslo, Norway alongside some highly revered artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Jill Scott, and Ellie Goulding, amongst several other artists from around the world.

Above is Janelle’s amazingly heartfelt performance of “Cold War,” which was also reportedly accompanied by performances of “Tightrope” and the Jackson 5‘s “I Want You Back.”

After the jump, you can find the entire cast of artists performing Curtis Mayfield‘s “Move On Up.” Brilliant.

Many thanks to our folks at Okayplayer for putting us on to this one.

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Watch “Move On Up” after the jump

New Video for Janelle Monáe’s “Cold War”

Janelle Monáe, the always innovative songwriter and singer, has released a new video for her song off of The ArchAndroid, “Cold War.” It features a close up, sometimes out of focus image of Monáe lip syncing the entire song in not just one take, but in her first take. It’s an emotionally charged experience straight from the black box auditorium at the Palace of the Dogs insane asylum.