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Global Citizen Festival has announced its latest initiative, Move Afrika, will work closely with Kendrick Lamar.
On Monday, Global Citizen announced the festival's inaugural Move Afrika event in Rwanda will host Lamar as the festival’s headliner. The ticketed event will take place on Dec. 6 at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.
The upcoming event will begin the organization’s future expansion of festivals across the African continent. In addition to headlining the December festival, Lamar and Dave Free’s company, pgLang, will curate the upcoming Move Afrika event. PgLang will continue to curate Move Afrika events for the next five years.
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“Move Afrika is Global Citizen’s latest effort to address the world’s inequities by creating job and entrepreneurship opportunities for the continent’s emerging generations through an annual series of world-class live events,” per the Global Citizen official site.
The event will also invest in community-provided health services for local communities. Move Afrika will also work with local vendors, agencies, artists and crews to provide on-the-job skill development and training opportunities.
Global Citizens, grab those calendars 📆 On Dec. 6, 2023, Global Citizen is heading to Kigali, Rwanda with @kendricklamar for #MoveAfrika: Rwanda! 🇷🇼 Learn more about how you can join us:
— Global Citizen ⭕ (@GlblCtzn) November 3, 2023
This initiative is set to focus on promoting equity through health, environmental and economic policy goals. The official site explained, "We are calling on Global Citizens to take action to ask African leaders, philanthropy and the private sector to make significant commitments to make meaningful progress towards strengthening health systems."
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The Rwanda capital will continue to serve as the Move Afrika tour’s “anchor city” until 2028. In addition to Kigali, more countries will be added to the tour schedule. The organization is aiming to expand the tour to four more countries by 2025.
“Our goal with Move Afrika is to inspire local youth and artists to unlock their creativity,” said pgLang. “We hope to curate an immersive experience that empowers various communities and cultures across Africa and around the world for a lifetime.”
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More recently, the 17-time Grammy winner, 36, collaborated with his cousin and fellow rapper Baby Keem on his latest track, "Hillbillies."
Lamar also rerecorded a remix of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" for 1989 (Taylor's Version) in late October.
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Related: J. Cole Says Long-Rumored Collab Album with Kendrick Lamar Was a 'Real Thing'
Ahead of his recent collaborations, the rapper was seen performing “America Has a Problem (Remix)” with Beyoncé during the singer’s birthday show. The two performed on Sept. 4 at the Renaissance World Tour Los Angeles stop.
For more information about the 2023 Global Citizen Move Afrika, visit, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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