Yola on Stand for Myself and plays sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s new film

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Yola sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Stand for Myself, a record that finds the English musician in a “fluid genre” vibe as she tries out several new sounds. Along with musical diversity, she also discusses the divide and conquer politics that appears in some of the songs; its basis in poetry; and work and live with friends Aaron Lee Tasjan, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah. Yola will also play Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic, and we’ll hear all about the role as well as the role of Tharpe and queer women in creating rock & roll.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith addresses a wide range of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Meredith delves into the artist’s work to find out how music is made and where their journey goes, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the new class. of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim and Father John Misty.

You can find the full archive of Kyle’s episodes here.

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