Our new audiovisual TV show “Y’Africa” promotes African culture in all its forms. Cameroon showcases its artists.
"Today, dance has become a form of therapy for me."
At only 29, Agathe Djokam Tamo, a Cameroonian choreographer and dancer, already has an impressive track record in contemporary dance and hip-hop. She is the co-founder of Douala’s international hip-hop dance festival Keep On Breaking. The Agathe Djokam Dance Company won the French Institute's Visa pour la Création in 2017.
"I believe my performance is successful when I've actually felt it and lived it."
James Nsia Ekollo is a classical pianist from Cameroon. He comes from a family of musicians. His father, Isaac Ekollo Nsia, and his grandfather are pianists. His paternal uncle was a saxophonist and his mother, a singer. With his project "Les célèbres pièces de piano" (Famous Piano Pieces), his ambition is to make classical music accessible to Cameroonians.
"I ask a lot of the ancestors. I invoke them and consult with them."
Clovis Arnaud Keuleu, a.k.a. Keulion, is a Cameroonian visual artist specialized in body painting.
Body art enables him to create a work in motion that is a blend of his two favorite artistic disciplines: sculpture and painting.
"For me, it's important to do the work this way, in the form of quotes, variations and re-appropriations."
Marc Padeu, a graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts (IBA) at the Douala University in Nkongsamba, was born in 1990. He lives and works between Douala and Nkongsamba. His work questions the memory of the past and the relationship to spirituality in contemporary African society. Works by Marc Padeu are found in the World Bank’s permanent collection in Washington and in important private collections. "I believe my performance is successful when I've actually felt it and lived it."