Imagine yourself lost in the crowd at Trafalgar Square, by coincidence, your trip back home had been cancelled. The music on stage is infectious. Different musical genres including Krar Collective from Ethiopia, Abdul Diop from Senegal, Muntu Valdo and Manu Dibango from Cameroon. The atmosphere is vibrant, young and old in joyful spirits, african prints, mouth watering food, lots of podcasters, bloggers, event organisers, paintings, carvings and a little too many flyers. You are at "African Weekender", one of many events backed by Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, to celebrate Black History Month and 50 years of African independence.
Jean-Jacques is contributing his bit through media coverage of diversified subjects, mostly on francophone online magazines: http://www.tribune2lartiste.com/
Watch Jean-Jacque's interview with Manu Dibango, saxophonist and founder of Soul Makossa (in French)