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Female Empowerment

Female Empowerment

Date: Aug 28 2006

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Beyonce’s got a new album. It’s titled B’Day, and will be released the week of September 5th. Her 25th birthday is September 4th.

Beyonce is planning a tour to follow the release of the album. But this tour will be a little different. First, she’s going to have a live band backing her up. Even more exciting than that: the band is going to be all women.

In a recent interview, Beyonce said, “I’m all about female empowerment.” Emily and Amanda talk about Beyonce’s girl power.

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Emily

Emily

Amanda

Amanda

Emily:  I heard something about Beyonce. She held some competition, um, she was basically looking for an all female backup band.

Amanda:  OK.

Emily:  So, um, you know, she’s really… she’s always been… I always feel like she’s been such a good role model um, for… towards female empowerment, and, uh, I just thought that was really interesting.

Amanda:  I agree. So I bet that was probably a crazy audition.

Emily:  Yeah.

Amanda:  I mean, what an opportunity. If you can sing and if you can back up Beyonce…

Emily:  Yeah. And if…

Amanda:  ...Probably one of the most well known females…

Emily:  Seems to always be really successful, I mean, she won a Grammy, didn’t she?

Amanda:  She did.

Emily:  Yeah, so, um, I think, uh, uh, yeah…

Amanda:  So who helped her judge?

Emily:  I think her, her father did.

Amanda:  That’s pretty cool. So she has her mom as her manager and her stylist and then she has her dad actually pick the cream of the crop of who’s going to be her back-up, so she’s got her whole family involved.

Emily:  Exactly, so I’m really looking forward to her upcoming album.

Amanda:  I am too.

 

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Discussion

Emily and Amanda are anxious to hear Beyonce’s new album. Maybe they’ll go to the next Beyonce show.

Emily thinks it’s interesting that Beyonce is assembling an all-girl band.

Amanda thinks it’s cool that Beyonce’s got her parents involved with her career.

What do think of Beyonce’s decision to have an all-female band? Do you think she’s a good role model for women?

 

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

that’s a great idea and i think this way she may be more successful!


I love her songs :)

06:58 AM Jul 20 2014 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

11:21 AM Nov 14 2010 |

Beyoncé'zgi

Turkey

hey B ! i can die for you :) you are the best always and forever! Kiss

08:32 PM Nov 19 2009 |

mike20012

mike20012

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Maybe that way she will be easier, doing whatever she like.

07:45 AM Apr 29 2008 |

katro58

Indonesia

Great they are good family.

10:46 AM Feb 22 2008 |

Eugene Kwon

North Korea

Her family backgroud is quite interesting.

06:16 AM Nov 15 2007 |

emai

emai

Philippines

I’ll go for Beyonce!

10:21 AM Aug 28 2006 |

constfang

constfang

China

Good family ground is helpful for a successful career.

05:30 AM Aug 28 2006 |

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