The tenth edition of the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA) planned 25-April 30, 2017, in Abidjan and Adiaké was launched, on Thursday, March 02, 2017, in Paris on the theme, « Africa in the face of the challenges of climate change ».
« Everyone must play its role in raising awareness on climate change. The FEMUA is a nice platform to raise awareness, especially youth to not destroy the environment « said Salif Traoré said ‘ A’salfo during this launch which took place the seat of the Organization of the United Nations for education, science and culture) UNESCO) in presence of SEM Charles GOMIS, CI in France, Ms. Denise Houphouët Boigny OS Ambassador, permanent delegate of the CI to UNESCO and several other personalities. Furthermore, this edition will be marked by the construction of two schools, one in Gagnoa (Center-West) and the other in Odienné (North-West), added A’ A’salfo.
The leader of the Group Magic System also said that as a prelude to the FEMUA 10, a tribute will be returned to the fire Papa Wemba artist who died when editing 9. Monday, April 24, 2017, the first anniversary of the death of the King of the Congolese Rumba (note the artist has walked away on Sunday, April 24, 2016) will be therefore devoted to this tribute through a concert by the Group Viva la Musica, who will have the honor to complete the sympho denies unfinished 2016.
The tribute does not stop there because Papa Wemba will also have a place in his name in the village which has the FEMUA, Anoumabo born. « In agreement with the Ivorian authorities, the place of the FEMUA to Anoumabo will be renamed room for Papa Wemba » Asalfo continued in front of the daughter and the manager of the deceased who made the trip to Paris.
Seduced by the FEMUA, the french R & B singer of origin car by his father and Congolese mother, Opebi, real name Bedaya ‘n’ Garo Opebi wants to export this Festival in other countries of Africa, seeing in this urban Music Festival of Anoumabo a « success » that must be « export as a model for youth ». It is part of the artists for the event with Salif Keita (Mali), Black M (France), Tiken Jah (CI), Sammie Fall (Senegal), Bisa Kdei (Ghana), Soul Bangs (Guinea Conakry), Monique Seka, Kiff No. Beat, DJ Leo, Revolution, Nash and training group Kruman Group Orchestra of the CI.
Huge and evolving project, the FEMUA was born in 2008 at the initiative of Salif Traoré, lead vocal of the Group Magic System and Commissioner General of the said festival. Many innovations were announced to the edition 10 regarding the number of concerts at Anoumabo, who spends two to three (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). This year, the French Institute will host two shows unlike the previous FEMUA. Was a real success last year the ‘Carrefour Youth’ and the ‘Femua Kids’ are renewed for 2017 said the Commissioner general of the Festival.
Factor of development by its social actions, the FEMUA account 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 of Côte d’Ivoire.