Beyonce does her thing at South Africa Global Citizen Festival - Noise11.com
Beyonce in concert in Melbourne by Ros O'Gorman

Beyonce in concert in Melbourne by Ros O'Gorman

Beyonce does her thing at South Africa Global Citizen Festival

by Music-News.com on December 3, 2018

in News

Beyonce wowed fans in South Africa on Sunday night with a breathtaking performance at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

The singer took the stage at the packed FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, dressed in an elaborate pink outfit, to pay tribute to the life of the late human rights icon.

Her show highlights included a duet of Perfect with Ed Sheeran and a powerful rendition of Halo, backed by a local choir.

The event honoured the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth and also featured Beyonce’s husband JAY-Z, Pharrell Williams, and Chris Martin, among others.

Last week, The Sowetan newspaper published a letter Beyonce wrote dedicated to Nelson Mandela, crediting him with making her a better person.

“The impact you have had on my life resonates with me today and every day,” she wrote. “Your kindness and gratitude for every experience, and your ability to forgive are lessons I have learned and will pass on to my three children. My entire family holds you in high regard.”

The singer also admitted in the heartfelt letter that it will be bittersweet to be back in South Africa, adding, “I remember taking that walk with you back to the prison on Robben Island where you spent 18 of those imprisoned 27 years. I recall your measured but focused steps in as you recounted the stories of the struggles, the sacrifices and your resilience.

“You smiled as you talked to a crowd of artists and their guests, including my mother, who first told my sister and me about the great Nelson Mandela. In that moment I truly understood your heart and humility.

“You made it possible for so many people like me to reject impossibilities and understand our capabilities in making lasting change in the world. The smallest efforts could change the trajectory for so many living in extreme poverty, facing injustices, the indecency of racism and fighting for their rights as humans.”

Mandela died in December, 2013.

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Dan Sultan
Dan Sultan recreates his best known tracks for ‘Aviary Takes’

Dan Sultan’s fourth album ‘Aviary Takes’ will feature reworking of his earlier songs.

20 hours ago
Electric Mary
Electric Mary to launch ‘Mother’ album at Memo Music Hall this weekend

Electric Mary will launch their latest album ‘Mother’ at Memo Music Hall on Saturday night.

24 hours ago
50 Cent - photo by Ros O'Gorman images noise11.com photo
50 Cent fears for life after Police threat

50 Cent is concerned for his safety following reports a New York police officer instructed cops to shoot him.

1 day ago
Lily Allen
Lily Allen gets candid after Nipple Tucking video

Lily Allen shared a series of candid videos as she got ready for the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night (20Feb19), including one which saw her having her nipple hair plucked.

1 day ago
50 Cent - photo by Ros O'Gorman images noise11.com photo
50 Cent seeks legal advise after learning Police were told to shoot him

50 Cent is considering legal action after learning he was allegedly targeted by a New York Police Department boss.

5 days ago
Kenny G
Kenny G to record with Kanye W

Kenny G is hoping his last minute Valentine's Day booking at Kanye West's home leads to a collaboration with the rapper.

5 days ago
Katy Perry, photo by Ros O'Gorman, rod laver arena, Melbourne 2014
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom engaged

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are reportedly engaged following a romantic Valentine's Day proposal.

5 days ago