Cameroon has joined over 120 countries to celebrate World Music Day observed June 21 of every year. The day was commemorated in Cameroon through a musical concert in the city of Yaoundé at the esplanade of the National Museum organized by the Ministry of Arts and Culture.
The celebration was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, hundreds of music lovers and over thirty artists representing Cameroon in diversity. Cameroon’s identity was portrayed through music from the fang beti, the sahel,grassfields and the sawas.
Musicians like Zue Ela, david Baliaba,Zero Babel,Garba Ali, Caroline Etoua amongst others thrilled the mammoth crowd through their mastery of musical instruments. The menu of the night was rich and diversified with rappers instrumentalists, singers, church choirs, jazz, rock and afro pop artists.
This year’s edition was celebrated under the theme “traditional musical instruments in the face of modernity and globalization”. The annual event that started in 1982 in France has spread its wings far and wide to some 500 cities in the world with Yaoundé being one of them.