The name of the 3 pepites 2017 of The African Dream

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Column : Music
Published on : 06/12/2017
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This selection is the fruit of a collaborative selection. Details
| Thank you all for your participation |
1st PEPITES : STUDIO SHAP SHAP | Alternativ-Electro | Niger, Chad, Reunion island
Studio Shap Shap, this is the story of 6 friends living in Niamey and who have different languages, ages, history and cultures (4 Nigerians, 1 Chadian, 1 from Reunion island). Six musicians who have the same desire to have Niger be heard differently. Studio Shap Shap proves this country has much more to offer musically. This band plays with a mix of little-known traditional instruments from Sahel (Douma, Kinde, Komsa), electronic sounds, « field recordings » and stories from ancient times…​
Looking for: a booking agency, publisher, organisers, media.
2d PEPITES : KRISTEL | Pop, Rock | Madagascar
Kristel is not only a feminist, it is also, and primarily, the future of a feminist generation and of a nation which is at stake. With her trusty musicians, her Pop Rock trio play themes where love feelings are put forward, together with their rebel touch. Kristel, Benkheli and Sylvano are ready to tour the world with this first album released in October 2017.
Looking for: a booking agency, publisher, organisers, media.
3rd PEPITE : BOB ATISSO | Sand sculpture | Togo
Words are not strong enough to describe the works of Bob. Extremely precise, it often happens that one wonders how can we build such monuments almost with bare hands and with the only material: sand. In his work, he masterfully presents the daily life in Africa while giving the artistic touch a special engineering. Bringing to life the sand is respecting nature. With Bob Atisso, sand sculpture has a name! As he likes to remind us, the important thing is to communicate by works, we give you the opportunity to contemplate them.
Looking for: organisers, media.
THANKS TO ALL THE ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED, who bring life to and promote the idea we have of the "African Dream". We invite all the non-shortlisted artists to try again their luck next year.
THANKS TO THE 2017 COMMITTEE: Dominique Prévost, Festival Only French programmer (France) | Daniel Brown, Songlines and HEC Paris Journalist (France/UK) | Daniel Lieuze gives the floor to Manar Al Mouadmania, RFI, RFI Talent publisher (France) | Shabani Ramadhani Hamissi Musician and Director of the Marahaba Swahili Music Festival (Tanzania) | Jacq-André NGUEGAN BOTOO, Festival Africajarc Programmer, radio host Farafina Trip session @ CFM RADIO (France) | Mounir Kabbja, CEO @ Ginger Sounds & General secretary @ Zone Franche network (France) | Jérôme DUMORTIER Founder / Manager of #RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou (France) | Georges Kabore, Founder and Director of the Burkina Faso Institute (Burkina Faso) | Amandine Lefebvre, Manager, Booker and Producer @ O'Bal des âmes (France) | Cathie Bouvet, Just graduated from the school of artistic management. (France) | Lætitia Normand, Manager of The African Dream (France)…
THANKS TO ALL "AGITATORS" OF TALENTS and to all those who contribute to create links!
THANKS TO ANNOUNCERS: On Air Télécom (France) | TRACE Africa (France) | Longueur d'Ondes (France) | RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou (France) | Republik Kalakuta @ RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE (RTS) (Switzerland) | Ruchemania (France) | Wakh Art (Senegal) |  "Made in Africa" 100% reggae hip hop africain @ Radio Agora Côte d'Azur (France) | Music in Africa (South Africa) | Marahaba Swahili Music Festival (Tanzania) | worldmusic promotion (Netherlands) | Airs d'Afrique + @ Radio G! (France) | Planète Afrique (CKIA 88.3 FM Québec) (Canada) | Radio Koki (Cameroon) | Cette semaine à Lomé (Togo) | Emission Roots'Secours - Graf'Hit (France) | Afro club (Spain) | Le Kolatier (Cameroon) | YoyoTinz (Ghana) | Afrikin Movement (USA) | Bayimba (Uganda)... Detail
VOLUNTEERS & FRIENDS: Gwenaëlle Ravon, Claude Rismondo, Mireille Souchière, Cathy Bouvet
NEXT EDITIONS: the 9th Edition of the selections of the African Dream will start from 1 February 2018. An application form will be posted on line. Warning: The 10th edition will be exceptional: A tour of Africa in 54 weeks

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