October 16, 2019

Corinne Bailey Rae Gets Personal with Philly Students

GRAMMY-winning singer and songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae, was in Philadelphia recently to perform. She generously took some time after her soundcheck to meet with a group of 30 students from the school district. The event was held as part of the partnership between the Coalition and the district.

Rae spoke intimately with the young people about what it takes to make it in the music business, how she handles doubt, and the importance of staying true to her own style and resisting the pressure to fit an established mold.

Check out a little of that conversation:

A Philadelphia Inquirer article about the event notes that Rae has done events like this before. “She says talking directly with youths is something that she enjoys, mainly for the inspiration and honesty it offers.”