Senegal film classic inspires Beyoncé and Jay-Z tour art

Source: BBC

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s announcement of a joint tour called On The Run IIfeatures promotional art inspired by Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambéty.

The image features the pair sitting on a motorbike with a cow skull on the handlebars, echoing Mambéty’s 1973 film Touki Bouki.

Excited fans have been comparing the images on social media:

Commentators point out that Beyoncé has referenced a number of African cultures in recent years – including Yoruba deities during her performance at last year’s Grammy awards in the US.


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