H.E.R. Talks Musicianship & Essence Fest Performance with Recording Academy


While in New Orleans for her maiden performance at ESSENCE Fest 2018, H.E.R. sat down for an interview with the Recording Academy.

The breakout new R&B star spoke about her first time performing at the annual festival, keeping her identity a mystery, the value of musicianship and more.

“I think people don’t think playing instruments is as cool as it used to be,” she says. “I’m representing that, instruments ARE cool. I think a lot of young black women are afraid, or won’t pick up a bass guitar or a lead guitar or even play the drums. There’s little pockets of us but I really want more people to get into instruments.”

Watch the backstage interview below.

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