Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I came across these whilst surfing and I just had to SHARE! I have to say WOW! these paintings are breathtaking! I love the colours, I love the imageries, I love the technique - basically, I love everything about these!

I hope you appreciate the talent and the effort!
Happy viewing!

All pictures courtesy of



Watch out for a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI in Cameroon next year.

The 81 year old pope announced the surprise news at the end of his homily in St Peter's Basilica on sunday.

He will be visiting Angola and Cameroon but the exact dates of his visit has not yet been released. The Vatican usually gives details of papal pilgrimages closer to departure.

Watch out for the next Talent, soon come...
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Monday, October 27, 2008


Sorry to put this up late but better late than never!

Award-winning musician, Hoïgen Ekwalla has died.

News of the 50-year-old star’s demise was announced last Thursday.

He allegedly died of kidney failure-related complications at the Laquintinine Hospital, Douala.

According to Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), the crooner had been ill “for a while” before his condition worsened.

Ekwalla shot to fame in the 80s with hit “chat botte,” which earned him the Best Music Award in Cameroon.

Subsequent chart-toppers “Longue di titi nika,” “Londo,” and “Mon amie” sealed his place in the makossa hall of fame.

Ever passionate about his craft, Ekwalla was an outspoken critic of the Biya government’s insufficient efforts to tackle musical piracy.

The celebrity, who described himself as “humble and calm” performed to acclaim in Cameroon, Europe and the USA.

Friends say he was working on an album which was tipped to re-launch his career after a long hiatus.

Hoïgen Ekwalla’s life in music spanned nearly 30 years.

Dulce Camer would like to pay special tribute to the great Hoïgen Ekwalla. Please share your thoughts and memories of him and his music.


Thursday, October 23, 2008


AfroCentriQ-city is the theme of the evening.
As a curator I thought it wise to go on an anthropological journey exploring not just origins (as I am personally, with all due respect, "tired" creating work solely for Black History month, in the sense that I not only wish to dwell on Black History, but want to look into Black Future... if it makes sense) but exploring our present state of being and how we work well with one another, irrespective of origin or belief...insuring a better way to advance together into a possibly better future.
On this evening, QORDz looks at two ends of various spectrums; Fashion Design, Live--Drawing, Photography, Griot / Spoken Word Poetry and Live Music. If we trace back, history was recorded by Live-Drawing artists and Griots... nowadays we've got Moving & Still Images (Film & Photography) to record not just history but the present. Alongside that, comes the Spoken Word Artists who also assist in oral documentation of human beings.
So all artists on that evening will be dissecting this topic from an angle of choice...As a Curator and Performance Artist, I advocate boldness, pushing the threshold of comfortability, for truth is as we know by all means not comfortable 90% of time. This event shall be professionally documented by a TV and Film-Making team.
This an opportunity to interact with Art, Culture, Music and the respective Artists presenting the work. It's not just a performance night, but an Art-Showcase, warmly woven to take us all to the next level as everybody is an Artist on this evening. Absolutely everyone.
So join in and celebrate this warm fuse of ground breaking
Art-Showcase curation of Fashion Designing, Live-Drawing, Photography, Spoken Word Poetry and Live Music...with a rich and vivid sprinkle of the best of music to your listening
pleasure by DJ Sam.

Date: 14 November 2008
Where: The Space Bar (BAR ZEN)
Penrhyn Road Campus (Kingston University)
Kingston, KT1 2EE
Time: 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Price: £4 at the door
Contact: 07832 764 497 /

Fashion Designers:
  • Nastassja Lusengo
  • Alex Quest (Taboo Body Painting)
  • Sarah Rose (Designer of Red-Rose Ltd)

Live-Drawing and Photography:

  • Mercy Kagia (Live-Drawing)
  • Holly Brethreton (Photography)

Spoken Word Poetry:

  • Imhotep
  • Mat Lloyd
  • Ursula Troche
  • Olumide Popoola
  • Partna's In Rhyme

Live Music:

  • Dax
  • Kilian Ateh
  • Debra Debs & Band

Special Guests:

  • Ayesha Asantewaa (Face-Paint Artist)
  • And a Surprise Guest ;-)

London / UK peeps, support y'all! You can also join the Qordz group on Facebook. Also watch out for my interview with Mr curator himself - Alex Quest, The 2 hottest talents around (in my opinion!) Mr Kilian Ateh and Ms Debra Debs, I am coming for you guys so put on your interview shoes!

ps: Do not forget to check out Ms Andy Allo, playing with her band at the Independent, San Francisco area on Saturday 25th October. It cost $15 to get in and you must be over 21. Please check out my post on her for more info.

Keep checking Dulce Camer!

Stay sweet



Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Africa Express is an initiative that has taken Western musicians to Mali and the Congo, and brought African musicians to perform collaborations at Brixton, Glastonbury, Liverpool - and now the Electric Proms. It is a celebrated collaborations of African and Western musicians, so please support where you can!
Date: 22 October 2008
Where: Koko, Camden Town, London
Ticket: £15 plus booking fee
Time: 8pm to 03am
Artists who will be attending this unique 7 hour event are:-
  • The Aliens
  • Amadou and Mariam
  • Baaba Maal
  • Bassekou Kouyate and Amy Sacko
  • Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
  • Foals
  • Hard-Fi
  • Johnny Marr
  • The Magic Numbers
  • Mehdi Haddab
  • Oumou Sangare
  • Rachid Taha
  • Toumani Diabate
  • Souad Massi

For more info and to purchase your ticket, please go to

Next talent to feature on the blog real out y'all.

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The National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition is here!

Date: 31 October & 1 November 2008

Where: Hall 11, NEC Arena, Birmingham

Lots will be taking place so please visit their website and register for a fast track entry!

Friday, October 17, 2008


MOBO award nominees, Magic System, enchtanted over a thousand fans at a concert in Washington DC last sunday.

Opening with a smooth acapella number, the Ivorian chart-toppers unleashed an assault on the senses with sing-along hits such as "Gaou", "Kit dit mie" and "Bouger Bouger".

The bash continued at the Blu Lounge & Grill where trendy party people from Africa and beyond mingled witht he stars and rocked all night to sounds from DJ Yveco's selecta!

"The event was a great success" said Barnes Manga, President of African Vibes Magazine, which organised it in collaboration with BCBG Productions and Impulse Entertainments.

"Africa is full of very talented individuals. As part of our goal to connect the world to Africa, it is necessary to share Africa with the world through music from our best artists" he added.
By Ngum Ngafor

To see more photos, please visit

Party people having fun! All photos courtesy of African Vibes Magazine. Watch out for my interview with Amabel Niba, Founder and Editor of AVM.
Until next time peeps, have a fantastic weekend!
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