WINNERS of the SHOW Music from Central Africa of the 2nd edition of the AFRO PEPITES SHOW:
AFROS PEPITES of AFRICA : www.theafricandream.org
Winner of the category AFROS PEPITES
JuJuCRACY – Cameroun – Hip-Hop, JuJuRock
JuJuCRACY a Trip-Hop linking sound and pictures… A very original discovery!
JuJuCRACY, Born BAH ARMSTRONG TARKE to a royal family. Son of the FON of Funam BOME (the drunkard king) and the Queen of Funam BOME (the angelic queen), North West Cameroon to the META people.
Enroled at the University of Yaounde 1 THEATRE ARTS and CINEMA just to find out it was a perfect prison for his mind and so he dropped out to auto dictate himself in Music production and visual arts, found in JuJurock CITY a new ‘HOLLYWOOD FREE’ and true sound he calls JUJUROCK, free from THEIR RULES and standards of judgment, seeing sounds and hearing pictures.
Now free to spread his philosophy of self freedom. An acceptance and denial of all that is and all that is not the INNER and HIGHER self.
A government not based on made belief world perceptions; free from mental slave masters, reversed civilization and self glorification (GOD, DRUMS, ROCK, ELECTRO TRANCE, TRUTH, Freedom and HIP HOP was the source of JUJUROCK).
Descript as a ‘TIME BOMB’, with the music of the FUTURE. Painted by the Ugandan news paper THE NEW VISON as ‘RYTHMIC TRUTH’…
He was called in 2007 by the British Council to represent his country Cameroon at the AFRICA INDEPENDENCE and SLAVE TRADE UK/AFRICA TOUR. Performed at BBC, the SAUTI ZA BUSARA LEGENDARY FESTIVAL,THE COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF STATE MEETING UGANDA 2008..WAPI FESTIVALS TANZANIA AND NIGERIA LAGOS and THE SHUNT LOUNGE LONDON…
Radio aired from BBC NETWORK AFRICA to DJ MAGEE NEW YORK Hip Hop underground. JuJucracy was also crowned the second price of STARAFRICA SOUNDS 2010 (www.starafrica.com).
This young PRODUCER, MC and VISUAL ARTIST does his own Visuals and self produce all his songs. With a musical picture album ready. Welcome to the JuJuROCK CITY of JUJUKISTAN of JuJuCRACY.
JujuCRACY website: www.myspace.com/sonofthedrunkardking
2nd of the category AFROS PEPITES
Mastah-Suprêm – Cameroun – Rap/RnB
Mastah-Suprêm seduced the public with his song « Ma part d’ombre… ». A sensual title for some words by the realities of the Cameroonian youth….
« A first short description of Mastah Suprêm would be: Born to give the best of himself and of his music. Artist from deep in soul, multicultural person with multi-talents.
Multicultural: he travelled between Yaoundé his land of origin, Berlin, Dakar, Madrid, New-York and Paris, and aims at sharing his experiences with his current and future fans via his music with such a particular rhythm.
Multi talents: leader since his childhood, musician and composer: he plays diverse instruments including the flute; Mastah Suprêm writes, sings and composes since 1999.
With his poet’s writing he gave himself the mission to revive people’s minds politically and poetically. In the jungle of big cities his gift for writing becomes blowpipe, coming from the urban bushes! Mastah Suprêm tells, targets with right words, these words taken from the school from the street, his rhythms are instinctive and cutting, with the supreme goal that they remain anchored in the memories a bit more than eternity…
Mastah Suprêm gets inspired from various themes, between Hollywood and African influences, a bit from his life and from the lives of those who crossed his. He wants to be a witness of our era: he wants to tell the pain, and also share his dreams of humanity, he longs for waking consciences, a smile in the souls of his fans thanks to his music and to his words full of the hard reality…. »
Text written by Dali.
3rd of the category AFROS PEPITES
Otu Bala Jah – Cameroun – reggae
Otu Bala Jah, a reggae sweetness to discover…
« Otu Bala Jah is a self-taught artist. It is in 2001, coming back from a festival of University music that he decided to prepare a career in reggae.
This artist wants to be a hope and universal love carrier. His album talks about the riots which bathed in blood Cameroun in February 2008, about the international finance crises in October on the same year. A crisis solved to the detriment of the populations already vulnerable for whom the international organizations demand urgent aid… »
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