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US rapper Travis Scott's pyramid concert cancelled

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Egyptian musicians' syndicate has cancelled a planned concert at the Giza pyramids by US rapper Travis Scott.

Egyptian media said the syndicate cited security and offence to traditions as the reasons for the decision.

International music stars often perform at the venue near the capital, Cairo, but recently there has been backlash against music deemed improper in Egypt.

Correspondents say social media commentators in Egypt have criticised Travis Scott for supporting Afro-centrism in Egypt, which promotes the legacy of black African culture in the country.

The comedian Kevin Hart had to cancel his show in Cairo in February following outrage over his claims that black Africans were pharaohs.