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Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Did Goodluck Jonathan pay $1 million from anti-poverty fund to bring Beyonce and Jay-Z to Nigeria?

Whatever Jay-Z and Beyonce were expecting when they went to Nigeria in 2006, they can’t have seen this one coming.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Beyoncé’s German influences

Adria Petty, the co-director of Beyoncé’s new “Countdown” video which lifts entire sections from the work of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, now says the dance references come from Germany, not Belgium, and from Audrey Hepburn....

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Beyoncé does it again

You think Beyoncé flew in Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaker and her dance company Rosas for the second part of her new video ‘Countdown’ (watch the video on her website – starting around 2:30)? We know...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Tofo Tofo

So about those pantsula references in Beyonce’s latest video: Beyonce and her choreographer, Frank Gatson Jr, had seen a Mozambican group, Tofo Tofo, on Youtube. This is Gatson talking to MTV about Tofo Tofo, above in someone’s...

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Beyoncé and the Hyena

American R&B singer Beyonce has described the new video for her single “Run This World (Girls)” as “futuristic,” “electronic” and “African.” Of the overload of half-references in the video, some things came to mind: Pieter Hugo‘s hyena...

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