Beyoncé gave her first full concert in over four years at a luxury resort in Dubai for an invited audience of influencers and journalists.
US music website Pitchfork originally reported that the musicians would perform at the unofficial opening of Atlantis, The Royal Hotel on January 21, and was selected for “the weekend where your dreams are your destination.” I was inviting guests who were
The invitation said “once-in-a-lifetime performance,” but did not specify which artist it was by. That’s from Beyoncé’s soundtrack to Disney’s 2019 photorealistic remake, with Beyoncé performing a 19-song set that included a collaboration with her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, at the live debut of Brown Skin Girl. It turns out there is. The Lion King.
The performance included similar live debuts of songs from that album, Stereogum reported, but not material from Beyoncé’s acclaimed 2022 album Renaissance. The album was billed as a love letter to black and queer dance music pioneers and communities.
As many fans have pointed out, homosexuality is illegal in the United Arab Emirates and is considered a crime punishable by death. Not always forced. Researchers from the London School of Economics have found that gay men in the West of the United Arab Emirates are able to “use their economic, social and cultural privileges to create communities where they can meet and interact.” bottom.
Fans have been urging the artist to cancel a concert in Dubai over serious human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates. In 2019, Nicki Minaj pulled out of an appearance at the Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia after her Human Rights Foundation asked her to withdraw. In 2021, Justin Bieber performed at the Saudi Grand Prix, but campaigners and activists called on him to stop performing.
The Guardian has reached out to a representative regarding Beyonce’s domestic performance decision.
Concertgoers were asked to keep their mobile phones in locked pouches to prevent the spread of footage of the event. Nonetheless, the footage has surfaced online and shows the musicians backed by the Lebanese dance company Mayas.
Following the show, Beyonce’s publicist distributed professional footage of the show. According to one press release, “more coming”.
Renaissance general access live dates have not yet been announced. Billed as Act 1, the album is expected to be the first of a duo or trilogy.