The place of the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA) was renamed room for Papa Wemba, Monday, in Anoumabo (Marcory), during the day of tribute to the artist who died on stage in April 2016, in the presence of his family and many members personalities.
« As long as good music will guide the lives of music lovers and will pick up the pace of our society, Papa Wemba will remain alive, » said the Minister of Culture and Francophonie, Maurice Bandaman Kouakou, pointing out that it leaves to the seeds and share a musical testament as rich and varied including the privilege is a real school for the young generation of African musicians.
The Minister of Culture and Arts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sylvain Maurice Mashéké, hoped that the death of Papa Wemba would be the beginning of a new era of cultural cooperation more strengthened and consolidated between Côte d’Ivoire and DRC. He translated the recognition of the Congolese Government and the Ivorian people for their continued support that they cease to manifest.
The Commissioner general of the FEMUA, Salif Traoré says ‘Asalfo’ (lead vocal of the Group Magic system), said Papa Wemba to bequeath a colossal cultural heritage as African artists and also must assume. « Despite his disappearance, his legacy remains, » he said.
The parade of the sappers
Several highlights have marked this tribute ceremony. The fire marched to pay tribute to their « Mentor », Jules Shungu Wembadio latch Kikumba said Papa Wemba, deceased, a year ago in Abidjan.
A white black taunted amazing costume. A black tie on a white shirt. On the head, a Red Hat with a black circle. To the right wrist watch with a red armband. Such was Ladji Ouattara said the friend Cardinal Ekumani of Papa Wemba and main initiator of this « dress » tribute.
At the head of society of the ambianceurs and elegant people (SAPE), concept promoted by the King of the Rumba, « Cardinal » States that it is not « to that of the Catholic clergy but the SAPE ».
For him « it is a great moment, today because it has been a year that dad has bowed out here. « It was quite normal that Ivory Coast make him a tribute to celebrate the year one of this death. »
He always keeps a good memory of his friend, Papa Wemba, the King of the Sape which he intends to carry on the works. « My heart was bruised but today it is going, » he says to APA.
According to Ekumani, « an artist never dies because these works are there. « We his followers, his fans are here to perpetuate his work. »
Several engineers dressed in various extraordinary, extravagant outfits sometimes marched on the new paved Street that leads to the place called before « Place Papa Wemba, which is home to the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA) where the artist is collapsed during a concert, it is ‘ a year ago during the 9 th edition.
Papa Wemba has bowed out on 24 April 2016 on the stage of the FEMUA 9, so he gave in show, reminds you.
With APA, AIP