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Reply #30 posted 09/06/21 8:10pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

No. No money to be made there and no fan base. I only visited East Africa and I heard reggae, hip hop and of course African music. The only time I heard Prince was in a tourist disco.

Not aware of any shows, but I think he travelled there at least. E.g. filming videos in Morocco and Egypt. I heard the greatest romance on moroccan radio a lot in 2000.

Didn't Meron say that Prince visited Ethiopia with her at some point?

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Reply #31 posted 09/07/21 3:02pm

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jfenster said:

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Did he ever go there with Andy allo ?
..to bang...?

lol razz

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Reply #32 posted 09/07/21 3:02pm

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

SantanaMaitreya said:

No. No money to be made there and no fan base. I only visited East Africa and I heard reggae, hip hop and of course African music. The only time I heard Prince was in a tourist disco.

Not aware of any shows, but I think he travelled there at least. E.g. filming videos in Morocco and Egypt. I heard the greatest romance on moroccan radio a lot in 2000.

Didn't Meron say that Prince visited Ethiopia with her at some point?

Thats cool

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Reply #33 posted 09/07/21 3:34pm

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

SantanaMaitreya said:

No. No money to be made there and no fan base. I only visited East Africa and I heard reggae, hip hop and of course African music. The only time I heard Prince was in a tourist disco.

Not aware of any shows, but I think he travelled there at least. E.g. filming videos in Morocco and Egypt. I heard the greatest romance on moroccan radio a lot in 2000.

Didn't Meron say that Prince visited Ethiopia with her at some point?

Interesting. Where did you hear?

Couple years ago during a PP tour when we entered his office there was an small painting of an Ethiopian woman in the corner on top of a shelf or something. Someone in the group who was Ethiopian recognized it as such.

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #34 posted 09/08/21 1:36am

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according to Princevault he planned gigs there but they got cancelled without any reason:

20 Nov. 2010 Cape Town Flag southafrica.png South Africa Cape Town Stadium P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
21 Nov. 2010 Cape Town Flag southafrica.png South Africa Cape Town Stadium P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
24 Nov. 2010 Durban Flag southafrica.png South Africa I C C Durban Arena P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
26 Nov. 2010 Sun City Flag southafrica.png South Africa Sun City Superbowl P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
27 Nov. 2010 Sun City Flag southafrica.png South Africa Sun City Superbowl

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Reply #35 posted 09/08/21 1:27pm

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rafael said:

according to Princevault he planned gigs there but they got cancelled without any reason:

20 Nov. 2010 Cape Town Flag southafrica.png South Africa Cape Town Stadium P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
21 Nov. 2010 Cape Town Flag southafrica.png South Africa Cape Town Stadium P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
24 Nov. 2010 Durban Flag southafrica.png South Africa I C C Durban Arena P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
26 Nov. 2010 Sun City Flag southafrica.png South Africa Sun City Superbowl P One-off: briefly mentioned by South African ticket vendor, never materialized
27 Nov. 2010 Sun City Flag southafrica.png South Africa Sun City Superbowl

hhhhmmm Interesting eye beret

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Reply #36 posted 09/11/21 10:30pm

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

Ofc there is money to be made there But it would have been culturally important to do it If James brown could do it.. But he wasmt interested in touring outside the usual spots He barely even played south America, never mind Africa

Some, I'm sure, but it really depends on the countries and what you deem "making money".

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To give you an example, when I lived in India, many local, middle class people I knew who had degrees and jobs such as teacher or CGI artist would get about 300 bucks a month at most.

India is a mighty big country, and part of its population is exposed to western culture, so why couldn't you get 10,000 people in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai that holds 12 million souls (+ people from other parts of the country who may wish to come)? Because these 10,000 rich people are there, but in the West, most concert audiences are middle class, not the elite. You don't have a mass entertainment economic model based only on the upper class.

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Then again, what was "making money" for Prince? I don't think it had anything to do with what it is for you and me. I've read that he would make up to 1 million dollars a show. Would he accept to travel across the world and play for 50,000 dollars? Prince wasn't known for his modest lifestyle.

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Now, culturally, that's something else. It certainly makes sense to some artists, but it doesn't seem to have been something P was ever interested in doing. That said, he apparently was very much local even when it comes to charity. He didn't seem to be very much connected to the non Western world save his short-lived interest in Middle East imagery. His music itself hardly ever reflected any non-Western influence.

For the most part that's true but he did have a period where he was very much into Africa, specifically Kemet/ancient Egypt and the days of the pharaohs.

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Reply #37 posted 09/13/21 5:08pm

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You are right about he was in to "specifically Kemet/ancient Egypt and the days of the pharaohs."

Because in some of the police pics of PP right day after or so he passed, he had Book of Egypt on a table....So he was still into it. eye crysball

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