Written by Aremuorin
I read The Guardian’s article on the greatest 100 BBC performances.
Without being overly diplomatic, I found the bias offensive to the point where I was unable to go past the first 20 without skipping down the list.
There is actual bias. This really raises the bar for discrimination, or did I only see it on my own that outstanding skills were completely disregarded.
Reassessing cultural diversity and inclusiveness is necessary, and occasionally we must call a spade a spade. For me as a musician, this listing is an insult to the global music and entertainment industries.
This is another reason why some of these native, home-grown non-white individuals or their colleagues have felt the need to consider furthering their careers overseas or elsewhere.
We could even go a step further and ask, Really? Spice Girls dominate the top 20. Where is Mariah, Beyonce, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, Beverly Knight, Estelle, Lamar, Stormzy, & Skepta in the top 10?” Where is Aretha, Whitney, Dusty, Billie, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Jones, Chaka Khan, Cece & Beebe Winans, James Brown, Pattie Labelle, Diana and the Supremes in the top 10?
However, I will give Guardian top credit for one thing they did correctly. Adding Winehouse, Amy. If she wasn’t among the top10 great BBC performances, I would have totally dismissed them for life. Haha. You have a look at it for yourself to form an opinion.
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There you are. Let me know your thoughts below. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/oct/06/the-100-greatest-bbc-music-performances-ranked
Àrèmúorin is a Multi Awardee Conscious Writer / Holistic Jazz Soul Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer. No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts. (C) 2022 MercyfulGrace / Anthony Everest