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How the Beautifully Black Art of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Inspired Solange’s ‘A Seat At The Table’

British-Ghanaian painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye has emerged as one of the biggest influences on Solange’s new album, ‘A Seat At The Table’

The list of collaborators and influences on Solange’s new album, A Seat at the Table, runs deep through the African diaspora. From the Sierra Leonean-rooted Sampha and Blood Orange to Ethiopian-American singer Kelela, British-Ghanaian producer/singer Kwes, Nigerian producer and Metronomy member Olugbenga, Ghanaian-American singer Moses Sumney and a number of others, the diaspora has a strong and notable presence on the Saint Heron founder’s first official project since 2012’s True EP.

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