Monday, October 22, 2007

Beyonce & Ludacris perform in Ethiopia

Pop star Beyonce has joined millennium celebrations in Ethiopia with a concert for 5,000 fans.

...However reaction to Beyonce's opening act, multi-platinum-selling rapper Ludacris, was lukewarm from a crowd that tends to be loyal to music in its national language, Amharic.

"Rap music doesn't suit Ethiopia," said local music promoter Michael Melake.

"Ethiopians need a melody. It's all about the black American experience, and we don't relate to that." he said.

Beyonce marks Ethiopia millennium (BBC) October 22, 2007