TRUE MUSIC STUDIOS YAOUNDÉ PARTY
Curated by Cameroon’s underground king Aveiro Djess, our party celebrates the city’s diverse creative scene, with fast riser and bonafide “Afro Dance-Hall Queen” Kameni, pioneer of Cameroon’s freshest new sound Mbolé, Happy, high-energy, hard-edge beats from Z-Tra and more…
IN CONVERSATION WITH MANI BELLA: THE EVOLUTION OF CAMEROONIAN MUSIC
While the world was seduced by the smooth grooves of 80s Makossa, the last 15 years of Cameroonian music gave rise to a host of new sounds and rhythms, from Bikutsi to Mbolé. In this roundtable talk, Mani Bella—known as one of the ‘big 3’ artists of the Bikutsi sound—sat alongside Mbolé-pioneer Happy and afro-pop chart-topper Kameni to discuss Cameroonian music in the post-digital age.