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Africa: Beyoncé Is Going On a World Tour. Why She Shouldn't Ignore Africa - AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Africa: Beyoncé Is Going On a World Tour. Why She Shouldn't Ignore Africa - AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Africa: Beyoncé Is Going On a World Tour. Why She Shouldn't Ignore Africa - AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Feb 08, 2023 53 secs

Beyoncé announced her highly anticipated Renaissance World Tour on the first day of Black History Month- an annual observance in the US that honours the African diaspora.

African fans were disappointed, but no doubt not surprised - Africa is almost always excluded from major world tours organised by global record labels.

Still, this particular exclusion is compounded by Queen Bey's love of the continent - especially of former South African president Nelson Mandela- and the influence she's drawn from it in her work.

While we may never know the answer - unless record labels blatantly state their perspectives - many are left to wonder if big name artists and their management teams think that Africa does not have adequate infrastructure to accommodate their grandiose sets.

By thinking particularly about the relationships between class and geographic location, western popular culture can be viewed as a product of a capitalist society that prioritises the generation of profit.

Beyoncé has advocated for social justice and calls attention to power relations that marginalise people based on elements such as race, gender and class.

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