Cameroon: BBC radio interview with singer Joe la Conscience


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17 August 2011


Cameroon:
Radio interview with singer Joe la Conscience

“I am the most banned artist in Cameroon today. The radios are afraid to play my music,” reggae artist Joe la Conscience told BBC in August 2011.

“I has been arrested 15 times,” he told BBC Network Africa’s Randy Joe Sa’ah who took a bus trip with him from Douala to Yaounde. The reggae singer is travelling on inter-urban buses to promote his music and ideas, since the tv and radio stations in Cameroon will not play his music.

Joe la Conscience (real name: Joe de Vinci Kameni) defines himself a ‘political singer’. In 2008, when he condemned the controversial amendment of the country’s 1996-constitution, he was imprisoned on charges of participating in calling for a national strike and street riots in February 2008.

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BBC News article – 16 August 2011:
‘Joe la Conscience – Cameroon’s ‘most banned artist’’




Joe la Conscience protesting in 2008


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