The tenth edition of the Festival of the urban music of Anoumabo (FEMUA 10) scheduled from 25 to 30 April 2017 in Abidjan and Adiaké will be « significantly higher » in other editions, promised Thursday night in Abidjan, Salif Traoré says has ‘ A’salfo at the launch of this festival in presence of the first lady Dominique Ouattara and several members of the Government, around the theme, « Africa in the face of the challenges of climate change ».
« The FEMUA celebrates its tenth edition that is exceptional and festive with a lot of projects that come with it as usual. We’ll try to give a significantly higher than other FEMUA. It’s the end of a cycle and the start of a new cycle « , explained A’ A’salfo, Commissioner of the festival, adding that »many aspects will be taken into account ».
About the theme of this edition, he stated that « global warming is a fact that we must interest us now for not that it is too late because we talk about but one has the impression that people are not yet aware , are not yet aware on this scourge « .
« As an artist you say we have a profession and a platform that can allow us to go to people and explain to them the importance of taking into account the fight against global warming which can be disastrous for our country, for our populations. Magic system and the FEMUA pledged to preach this word everywhere where we’re going « , pursued A’ A’salfo.
Regarding innovation, the Commissioner-general cited the concerts who spend four to seven from four to seven days. There are also the relocation of the festival in Adiaké and the number of concerts at Anoumabo past from two to three and hours of concerts that are reduced, from 21:00 to 2:00 in the morning instead of 9 pm to 6:00.
« I invite all of Africa to come and join us from 24 to 30 April to celebrate not the music but the social to celebrate the values of sharing, to celebrate the values of unity, to celebrate the values of solidarity, » concluded A’ A’salfo.
This launch in Ivorian Earth follows that took place early March in Paris at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization for education, science and culture (UNESCO) which the Director-General, Irina Bokova Gueorguieva is the godmother of this edition.
Huge and evolving project, the FEMUA was born in 2008 at the initiative of Salif Traoré, 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 neighborhood that saw the members of the Group Magic System and allow through this festival of social action for the benefit of Ivorian and African populations.
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.
This edition of the FEMUA 2017 will be marked by the construction of two schools, one in Gagnoa (Center-West) and the other in Odienné (North-West) as well as a Health Centre to me m’bengue in the far north of Côte d’Ivoire.