Wednesday, October 29, 2008
WHAT TIME IS IT? IT'S ARTS TIME!
I hope you appreciate the talent and the effort!
All pictures courtesy of www.cameroonincolour.com
PAPAL VISIT TO AFRICA 2009
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...
Monday, October 27, 2008
MAKOSSA IDOL DIES
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
QORDZ - AFROCENTRIQ-CITY ARTSHOWCASE
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
ACTS ON THE NIGHT:
- 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:
- Mat Lloyd
- Ursula Troche
- Olumide Popoola
- Partna's In Rhyme
- Kilian Ateh
- Debra Debs & Band
- 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!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
ELECTRIC PROMS 2008 = AFRICA EXPRESS
- The Aliens
- Amadou and Mariam
- Baaba Maal
- Bassekou Kouyate and Amy Sacko
- Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
- 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 www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms
Next talent to feature on the blog real soon...watch out y'all.