Esplanade Presents

Workshop: Cameroonian Rhythm and Song by Valérie Ékoumè

Valérie Ékoumè (France)

24 Sep 2023, Sun, 4pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Bay Room

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In this workshop, participants will learn to comprehend and interpret the musical language of Cameroonian rhythm and song through rhythm reading and writing, supplemented by vocal and percussion techniques.  
With the aim of sharing and collaborating, the workshop aims to send a strong and positive message, cultivating the spirit of togetherness through active and collective participation in music making.

Admission Age:
10 and above.
Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Valérie Ékoumè

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Hailing from a family of musicians, Valérie Ekoumè is a French Cameroonian singer based in France.


She grew up listening to various musical styles, from Congolese rumba and pop music artists like Michael Jackson, to Cameroonian Music. Singers like Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) and Whitney Houston were, as she calls them, her virtual vocal coaches, as she learnt to sing with them.


Her life took a different turn in 2004 when she began working with Manu Dibango in the Soul Makossa Gang. Touring with this great musician for eight years was one of the most incredible experiences of Valérie’s life. In 2005, she joined the American School of Modern Music in Paris, specialising in musician training, where she stayed for five years.


Having collaborated with various artists such as Coco Mbassi, Alain Barrière, Papa Wemba and Meiway, Valérie belongs to a new multicultural generation and is strongly influenced by it.

Date & Time

24 Sep 2023, Sun


Esplanade Bay Room

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