and other useful information learned this week in Peace Corps - Cameroon
Cameroon Itinerary: Southwest Region
14 days now until I leave for the Peace Corps, so I continue with my top 3 regional Cameroon travel destinations to get myself excited. Todays region: Southwest!
It hasn’t set in yet that I leave for my Peace Corps - Cameroon adventure in exactly 15 days. In order to get myself excited, I have ranked the top three places/things I want to visit in each of the 10 regions during my Peace Corps service. Today’s region: Littoral.
Afternoon Afrobeat (#65): ‘Dance (Neke Neke)' by Itz
Take a listen: Tiffanyhttp://www.saidbyred.com/2013/08/afternoon-afrobeat-65-dance-neke-neke.html
Did you manage to catch Ladysmith Snack Mambazo on Jimmy Fallon?
If not, watch here:
A Glimpse of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Yet despite all the faults, failures, and dysfunctions of the central government, the lives of average citizens of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea’s capital, continue to play out as they always have against the backdrop of Obiang’s rule. Despite the corruption, despotism, and poverty, life marches on in a form of silent resistance that is unique in and of itself
I stumbled upon the short video below by Marc Michel when looking up information on EG given that I’m somewhat tempted to visit now that I’ll be living right next door in Cameroon. The video, while short, serves as a glimpse into everyday life in Malabo. What I love about it is that despite the evident juxtapositions of wealth and poverty, the beauty and distinctiveness of average life in Malabo manages to emerge.
This remix by Chief Boima goes to show that music from Africa need not be boring or traditional. Check out the song ‘Show Me What U Made Of’ as well as the first mixtape by Silver Bullit in today’s Afternoon Afrobeat:
"Born this Way" - A documentary on homophobia in Cameroon