In Cameroon, the “Douala music art festival”, the largest festival in Central Africa dedicated to music and so-called urban culture, ends this Sunday, November 19 in Douala. This twelfth edition saw the participation of around a hundred artists from Chad, Ivory Coast and Martinique.
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With our correspondent in Douala, Richard Onanena
For this penultimate evening, the public responded, despite the gray sky. The “Douala music art festival” (Domaf) vibrates to the rhythm of Afro-urban sounds. This evening, the headliner is the Cameroonian singer Salatiel: “ It’s always a pleasure to play in front of the Douala public. So for me it’s like giving back. It is an honour for me. »
“ I communicated »
Salatiel, who is also a producer propelled to superstardom after his collaboration with Beyonce and Pharell Williams in 2020, shares the bill with artists like Rodzeng from Gabon: “ I communicated once again with my audience in Douala. Big up to the Gabonese community of Douala who made a huge trip “. With his eyes glued to the stage, Tinto, from Ivory Coast, doesn’t miss anything of the show: “ He makes good music, so I like it. It is not for nothing that I came here to Cameroon. »
In addition to its very attractive musical scene, the festival which is held on five sites in the city of Douala is also the field of expression for dancers, fashion creators and visual arts. Brice style Cameroonian fashion designer: “ Fashion is also called a form of visual art. So the artist, beyond the singing he offers to the public, he also needs this visual. »
Theme of sharing
This edition is held around the theme of sharing, as Jean Pierre, director of marketing for the festival, explains: “ To succeed at a festival like this, you need an overall dynamic. Several people need to come together to be able to do this. “. After four days, the festival ends this Sunday with a carnival, followed by a big musical evening.