Lapiro receives award on Music Freedom Day
|Singer Lapiro de Mbanga finally received his ‘Freedom To Create Award’ when Freemuse visited Cameroon and handed it over to him on Music Freedom Day 2011.
Lapiro de Mbanga with the Freedom to Create prize.
The Cameroonian singer who has been in prison for almost three years under harsh conditions was able to spend one day outside the prison as he went to court in his home town Mbanga.
Freemuse Programme Officer Martin Buch Larsen observed the trial and was later able to present the much awaited prize which was awarded to Lapiro already in November 2009 after a Freemuse nomination.
The presentation was one of the highlights of a day where Music Freedom Day activities took place in more than twenty countries.
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