The 10th edition of the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA) opened, Tuesday afternoon in Abidjan with central theme, « Africa facing the challenges of global warming », noted APA on-site in the Ivorian economic capital.
Members of the Ivorian Government and the Minister of arts and culture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, singers artists of the Ivory Coast and outside, with many festival-goers are among other the composition of spectators of the day for the opening of the festival initiated by the Group Magic System, in the « mythical » and cosmopolitan village of Anoumabo, housed in the heart of the town of Marcory (South of Abidjan) and adorned in the colors of the event.
« The FEMUA materialized African integration, the opening. « Africa can count on the FEMUA to be heard », reassured the Commissioner of the FEMUA, said Salif Traoré has ‘ A’salfo, lead vocal of the Group Magic System, pointing out that this edition will make ‘a mid-term review.
The Minister for the promotion of youth employment and youth civic service, Sidi Touré Tiémoko, alluding to the « Kids » pane welcomed this initiative of the group which is committed to « the search for solutions for the development of» young people ‘.
For this edition, the Touré Minister ‘is committed to funding the best 6 projects to the tune of 6 million CFA francs’ that will come out of this program of the festival.
Anne Désirée Ouloto, Minister in charge of urban safety, the environment and sustainable development, has to it, « invited people to play their part in the fight for global warming.
In a video message to the launch, the Director-General of the Organization of the United Nations for education, science and culture (UNESCO), sponsor of this edition noted that this festival « demonstrates the power of music to mobilize. » to alert the consciences for the common good. »
For the social aspect of the festival 10 edition, two schools should be built in Odienné (Northwest) and Gagnoa (West Central). 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.
Tiken Jah to Fakoly, Opebi, Salif Keita, Mr. Black, Monique Séka are a few artists expected on the stage of the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA) at Anoumabo and Adiaké (seaside Ivorian Southeast).
The first day of the FEMUA 10 was marked by messages of awareness changes in behavior to deal with the challenges of global warming, of the artistic benefits which that of Magic System, of Abu Nidal, a planting trees…
As a prelude to this event, a tribute was paid Monday at the deceased artist Papa Wemba, it is ‘ a year ago as a result of a malaise on the stage of the festival.