The tenth edition of the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA) was completed on the night of Sunday to Monday in an « electric atmosphere » instead Alassane Ouattara Adiaké, located 95 km to the South-East of Abidjan.
With the passage of each guest artist on the stage of this closing concert relocated to Adiaké, thousands of music lovers who made the trip went. DJ Leo to the Ghanaian Bisa K Dei through the Group Revolution and falters, spectators have vibrated to the sound of music in a magical setting.
In a style unique to him, the Ghanaian Bisa K Dei, which combines English and ashanti in her songs, upped the mercury up a notch to her climb the podium at about 2:00, local time and Gmt. He conquered the Ivorian public who in chorus sings his songs, thus breaking the « language barrier ».
Like the previous Anoumabo with Black Mr. and Tiken Jah, security has struggled to contain the joy of festival-goers who were desperate touch their fans onstage. Finally, the security apparatus put in place helped to « control » the situation.
Finally, the FEMUA over which hung a uncertainty about his future after the death of Papa Wemba last year, held all the promises in this tenth edition with a record turnout. More than 40,000 spectators counted at each concert.
Under the theme « Africa in the face of the challenges of climate change », the FEMUA 10 has been furnished by sports activities, awareness campaigns, a session of reforestation and giant concerts.
For the social aspect of this edition 2017 of the Festival, the construction work of two schools in Odienné (Northwest) and Gagnoa (Midwest) were launched symbolically on Tuesday, April 25 at the official opening of the event. As for the village of Loulo (North of the country to the Ivorian-Malian border), it will host a health centre and a social housing.
The Director-General of the United Nations Organization for education, science and culture (UNESCO) Irina Bokova Gueorguieva was the godmother of this edition of the FEMUA.
Huge and evolving project, the FEMUA was born in 2008 at the initiative of Salif Traoré said ‘ A’salfo, lead vocal of the Group Magic System. This social and cultural event to characters was created to allow the populations most in need and who often do not have the means to afford a concert ticket, their dreams in receiving on the same stage in their environment, the more big stars on the planet.
The FEMUA which is defined as one of the biggest festivals of sub-Saharan Africa, is held annually in a cosmopolitan city. Its artistic programming symbolizes the integration. It is also the testimony of recognition to the village of Anoumabo (common to the South of Abidjan Marcory) who was born among the Group Magic System and allow through this festival of social action for the benefit of the Ivorian people and African.
In addition, the FEMUA is a factor in development by its social actions. So so since its inception to date, he has to his credit rehabilitation and equipment of hospitals, orphanages, nurseries, donations to refugees as well as the construction of several schools primary and kindergarten offered in the State side ivory.