Monday, October 15, 2012

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Ifreecan: The story of a natural born artist/photographer

Caramo Fanta Camara dotingly known as Ifreecan or Free is a natural born artists born to Gambian parents in the city of Lleida, Spain. He won his first drawing competition (Premi de Belles Arts de Lleida) when he was in grade two followed by another at grade four and another in a summer camp drawing competition at the age of eight.
Growing up in Spain, football was apart of him and has served as captain of his school team and FC Gardeny, a local club in Lleida he played for and winning four championships titles. At the age of eleven he did his first graffiti under the pen name 'Mano'. Growing up in Spain, Ifreecan had an obsession for Arts,paintings, graffiti, sculpture, Hip hop, photography and art works by great artists like Picasso, Salvador Dalis, Michelangelo and the likes. By the time he was thirteen he became addicted to art galleries, museums and graffiti works which automatically became his source of inspiration to start doing his work in his own way. During summer he would spend most of his time on the river side of the city where he was born, where giants cement walls were the concreate canvas graffiti artist all over the city use to go and do their 'graffs' on.

In 2000 after the untimely demise of his father, his family sent him and his brother to the Gambia “against their will” to learn the norms and values of a Mandinka setting. And during their stay he learned how to speak Mandinka, Wolof and English for a decade. According to Ifreecan, 'during the hash years with sickness he spent in The Gambia tired of being pointed out because of his first time in Africa and his Spanish accent; music became his chill pill and he improved his English listening to Hip hop records and writing poetry as a hobby. “To be honest! Music saved my life when I was depressed especially when my paps passed away” said Caramo himself.

Between the year 2007 and 2008 while in the Gambia, he did some work at Katchikally Crocodile Pool Gallery, where he learned valuable lessons from Eddie Jobe and Sam to push his paintings and to create the essence in his painting the urban and africanised side of him. Ifreecan also played a vital role in the Gambian Hip hop community, he did T-shirt printings, murals, graphic designs, graffiti works, album covers, posters, photo shootings for rap groups in Gambia like La Cosa Nostra, DTE, Street Dreams, Super Biggy, Sir X,Hot Bda sufi and many more with no strings attached. His works are visible in Senegal, Spain Including an underground upcoming clothing companies in Europe like SILENCIO in Holland, R.U.C (Represent Ur Country) UK. This year just for the love of Hip hop he also contributed to a clothing company called Kunta Kinteh fabrics of freedom.

From 2006 to 2009, Ifreecan sold twenty painting to a gallerist in South Africa, others inSenegal to the late art dealer Morr Seck and other series of ten paintings to Malik Camara, a professor at the university of Chicago and a professional dancer at the Muntu Dance Group. In a world of technological advancement, he also sells paintings,exposes his Photography work,and sculptures via facebook and his web page and i have sold more than thirty paintings including the Gambian market as well.

Just like many artists, prior to his return to Spain to participate in art expositions and seminaris. he has also gone through some level of exploitation in The Gambian galleries during his plight to explore new ways of artistic expressions to establish his own gallery - IFREECAN and his artistic ideology in life by adding African style, a graffiti to his Spanish urban style, philosophy and self knowledge to his autodidact creative works and thinking.

His work is no national geographic style of thing.. with perfect beautiful landscapes, and all that, what Mr. Caramo Fanta Camara does is more artistic and conceptual in all angles; working by series and each series have its own concept. In an exposition in 2010, his works were celebrated and sponsored by the Museum of Palma de Mallorca (Museum es Baluard) and was featured on the news papers and art magazines in Spain.

As a passionate artist he has participated in many art expositions and worked with Antoni Socias, an artist/photographer who came all the way from Spain to see his works and later did an exposition with him titled “Mi otro yo con algunas contadicciones” (my other self with some contradictions) Antoni Socias and Caramo Fanta Camara. A project which explains a vivid picture of black and White trading places with each other. He has his own art company "Ifreecan Creative Mind Works" and is currently working on several pieces of paintings, sculptures, drawings and Hip hop related art works and projects to be exhibited at an art exposition on the 14 of November 2012 in Seville.

Here are some of his works

Title: "Power growing strong and hard to die like a baobab tree"

Title: Mi otro yo con algunas contadicciones” (My other self with some contradictions) Antoni Socias and Caramo Fanta Camara.

"Sane Land Confusion"
from the unreleased series (Urbanized seeds)

"same unknown K"

For more about Ifreecan, check him on!/caramo?fref=ts

Documentary DVD previewing Hot B Da Sufi's 'Hip Hop Still' upcoming album is out for grabs

In a bid to market and promote his upcoming album 'Hip Hop Still,' the universal Hip hopper widely known as Hot B Da Sufi  in collaboration with Artistik Music and Halam Studio recently dropped a short documentary DVD titled 'The making of the album Hip Hop Still'. The DVD according to Hot B is basically to give his audience/fans the opportunity to get a little bit taste of his upcoming album, the people behind the scene, interviews in the studio with his manager
Abdallah, Halam Record's producer and others in the package.

Speaking to GM SoA in an interview, the Hip hop act added that the DVD is out for free to promote his album in the making due to be released sometime next year.  The shooting of the documentary according to the Hip hopper began before the month of ramadan and has been going well ever since he started working with Artistik.

The album according to Hot B Da Sufi has been in the kitchen since December 2010 taking his time - "because  i don't rush or do fast food music, i go with good food, something international you know what i mean. I give the people what they deserve because they have been waiting for Hot B for a while now and they need something hot and classic".

The first  single off the upcoming album was 'Banj Len'  and the video was premiered on 2011 followed by 'Back to the Cypher' which was released prior to holy month of Ramadan basically to bring artistes from the Hip hop community together, and his third promotional single 'So Classic' was released lately and the video shooting was done on wednesday 10th of October 2012 with most scenes shot on top of Gambisara Building on Kairaba avenue.

Hot B Da Sufi in his on words said: 'the album (Hip Hop Still) is going to be international because the songs are immortal and they are going to be here forever! Inside the album, we have artistes from Canada, US and Europe'. this album is also going  to be professional one from A-Z, no amateur thing, from the music production to the videos, graphic design and all that because am only working with professionals like Artistik and Tra a.k.a Zapp of Halam Records to
take his album international because am trying to do something that will cross the border straight up".

Hot B who started rhyming since 1997 is a Gambian by nationality and a Hip hop fanatic who has never tried making a mixtape but albums only. As a Hip hop artiste, he believes that making mixtapes are easy but albums are different and not like downloading beats off the internet to wrap it up. "i don't normally spit on downloaded beats because am a beat maker LOL". Hot B noted.

His first album "Love and Peace Senegambia" was released on March 24th 2007 in both The Gambia and Senegal,  and since then he has been working hard doubling his credentials in the Senegambian Hip hop community.  His second album "Just for the love" was a free download album released on October 2010 to quench the hip hop lovers thirst. Since then Da Sufi has leveling the ground for his "Hip Hop Still" album.

The emcee also took the opportunity to send couple of words to the artistes on the issue of employing professional ethics to thrive in bigger markets. "we have love and unity now but professionalism is lacking and we need to work on that inorder to go international" he added

Manding Morry Academy of Music holds an orientation with its first batch

On Saturday the 15 of September, the Manding Morry Academy of Music held an orientation with its scholarship awardees to break down the academy’s line of curricular activities, rules and regulations and what is expected of the freshmen about to begin the twelve months professional training programme in mid October this year.
Speaking at the orientation at Alliance Francaise Gambienne, the Director of the academy, Ibrahim Ceesay pointed out the significance of the training programme which he said came as a result of the pressing need to empower the players of the music industry to be able to earn a decent living, to teach students how to play music instruments to be in a better position to compete internationally and also to expose the music industry on an international market.
The music academy which will be launched in October is the first of its kind in the Gambia which many people have longed for to serve as a basis to change the status of the entertainment industry. Mr. Ceesay further urged the scholarship awardees to make best use of this opportunity to build a brighter future for the music industry. “This is a is a pilot programme and we are experimenting with you guys to see if it will work. So the future of the school lies in your” Ceesay added.
Among the high table members is Mr. Oko Drammeh, the veteran music impresario/consultant congratulated the first batch of the academy on his part said “the purpose of the music school is to train you guys to be competitive in the international market”. Mr. Drammeh whom much is expected of during the training programme pointed out the vast amount of raw talents in the country with no background in music knowledge and said that his role in the academy is to encourage, guide and teach music business and administration; and to make sure that at the end of the programme the Gambia exchange catalogues with England, Nigeria and the likes to serve as a source of revenue for the country. “The surname of music is business that’s why you will be taught music business and administration” said Mr. Drammeh. He also called on the scholarship awardees to pay much attention to the programme and be discipline as it will curb youth unemployment at the end of the day.

Tara, a giant record producer/studio engineer reiterated the importance of discipline in the academy as the first basis to achieve the desired goals at the end of the programme. Tara who will be teaching music theory, studio recording and music instruments in the academy took the time to explain the importance, which he said will boost their level of music communication and knowledge in international market.
Bankie Grey-Johnson, media consultant/adviser on his part called on all and sundry to put all heads together in order to make a change and delved into aspect of marketing the music to realize the dreams of the music industry players. “This is the opportunity to see the Gambia’s future if we are discipline and put a lot of effort into it” he said.
Ms. Onikeh Mendy, among the panel of Judges/ choir doyen appealed to the academy freshmen to be original in anything they do and bid farewell to imitation.
Muhamed Sumareh, official of music academy/ Music consultant thanked the judges for the wonderful job done in selecting eligible applicants for the academy and also took the floor to applaud Mr. Ibrahim Ceesay for the realization of the country’s long term dream of music school and described him as a young Gambian contributing towards national development.
The orientation began with prayers followed by an interactive introduction done in a musical format by the participants and members at the high table.