By Mabi Azefor Fominyen,
I was having a shower this morning when I began smiling to myself! In fact I had been thinking about the musical show that took place three days ago at Limpala spot in Dakar,Senegal.
The story began sometime in June this year(2012), when a group of journalists (CAMJOSEN) decided to set aside a day in December for a "Karaoké show". In fact I have always thought that beyond the everyday journalistic work; gathering news, writing stories, doing interviews, anchoring the news, producing and presenting programmes to name but these, Journalists or media practitioners as I prefer to call them, actually needed to drop their pens, microphones, voice recorders, cameras, computers and other work material and simply be part of some fun activity that will enable them showcase other talents and why not entertain themselves.So I sold the idea!
Far from any journalistic or communication routine, we took to the stage in style doing playbacks, accapella, ballet and more. We danced to the beats of some Cameroonian rythms like; Makossa, bikutsi, Assiko as well as to some Afro Jazz beats, R and B and a wide range of others. We were inspired by musicians like Narcisse Pryze, Nguea La Route, Henri Dikongué, Dina Bell, Marthe Zambo, Sally Nyollo, Zangalewa, Koko Ateba, Olivier Cheuwa, Petit Pays, Sergeo Polo Zele le Bombadier, Patience Dabany, Ottis Redding, Don Williams, Kci and JOJO, Shania Twain among others!
We also let the cameras roll so we could capture those moments and
why not share some of it with you!
....and like a dream so it happened! Merry Christmas Everyone! I trust most of you (Journalists) will be at work even on Christmas day!