Cette double filiation tourisme/culture laisse entrevoir certaines des ambiguites d'un projet qui connut plusieurs reorientations, allant dans le sens d'une reification progressive de l'entite << chefferie bamileke
>> et d'une indetermination des contenus, entre presentation numerique, expositions reelles et mises en spectacle.
Cameroon's estimated 250 ethnic groups form five large regional-cultural groups: western highlanders (or grassfielders), including the Bamileke
, Bamoun, and many smaller entities in the northwest (est.
Besides Makossa and Bikutsi, local musical genres from other ethnic groups like the Bamileke
and Foulbe have also developed.
He fled Cameroon after the death of his father made him head of the powerful Bamileke
Meanwhile, Tala's own musical output was driven by his integration of US soul and R&B music with ancestral folklore music, particularily the music of his own Bamileke
grouping which includes more than 100 smaller ethnic groups.
Car par mimetisme face aux plantations modernes des Europeens << Les Bamileke
se sont mues en petits colons agricoles, jusqu'a peupler a 85% un Moungo qui prolonge leur espace ethnique de 150 km vers Douala et la mer >> (Bruneau 2002).
Geremi's father, Samuel, had five wives after the Bamileke
tribe awarded him the social status to marry as many times as he wanted.
The West African group that shares this lineage is the Bamileke
But for me, Ewondo, Tikar, Bamileke
of Cameroon, Mende, Kru and Temne of Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ga of Ghana, Yoruba of Nigeria, Berber of Morocco and Pakistani, are a select sampling of my ancestral ethnicities that have influenced the heritage I own.
No, it's from the Bamileke
tribe in the Cameroon,'' he explained.
Aminu Ado Bayero in Kano, Nigeria, or Chefferie Bandjoun, a chief's compound in the Bamileke
region of western Cameroon, arms are extended in welcoming gestures.
The songs and the texts are translated or written in Bamileke
and Beti, two principal ethnic languages of the country.