Solange Knowles To Be Honored With The 2018 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Distinction
The A Seat at the Table architect, Solange Knowles, joins past winners such as Salma Hayek, Queen Latifah, Viola Davis and John Legend.
Harvard University will honor Solange Knowles with the 2018 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year distinction. Each year, the Artist of the Year selection is voted on by students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. The foundation’s aims are to “improve relations among racial and ethnic groups within the University and to enhance the quality of our common life.”
The award, which holds names such as Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Viola Davis and others in high regard, will be presented on Mar. 3 as part of the Cultural Rhythms Festival, an annual event put on by the Harvard Foundation that features “student performances and ethno-cultural cuisine from over 30 student organizations.”
Solange’s genre-bending, revolution-starting album, A Seat at the Table, dropped back in 2016. Since then, she has taken her own path in pushing the album and its songs as art performance pieces at museum spaces like New York City’s Guggenheim. After that, she donned the director’s hat for SZA’s breakout song, “The Weekend,” back in December. More recently, Solange announced her struggle with an autonomic disorder that forced to cancel an appearance at South Africa’s AfroPunk Festival.
“It’s a complicated diagnosis, and I’m still learning so much [about] myself, but right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight,” she wrote in an Instagram post explaining the cancellation.
SOURCE: Rolling Stone