Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Equatorial Guinea Celebrates Music Festival

Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and SOMAGEC hosted a Music Day Festival to celebrate culture throughout the country. The event featured renowned musicians, artists and dancers.

Ramon Esono Ebale started off the event with the creation of the "Happening Tag," a colorful mural. Sculptor Gabriel Mokolo also presented the installation "Children of Iron." At the same time, craftsmen from the city of Fez, showed different ways of working in wood, leather and mirrors, and photographers Lolley Fabien, Jean-Michel Ruiz and Cecile Treal showcased a dynamic set of images of Equatorial Guinea and Morocco.

Betty Akna played the piano to open the night's performances, followed by Bolebo System who played guitar, bass, drums and traditional percussion. Moroccan group Gnawi also performed and announced Equatorial Guinea as one of its tour destination countries.

The evening concluded with a performance of the Equatorial Guinean national ballet troop, "Ceiba," and a Moroccan percussionists group Bramel'z.