Slameuse Amee with the participants. © Amee
The Slam et Eve festival, in collobaration with Voice4Thought Académie, took place this year from 21 to 27 June in Bamako, Mali. Slam et Eve, a concert created in 2016 in Chad and integrated into the International Festival N’Djam s’enflamme en slam, has since become a recurring event, celebrating and promoting the role of women in slam art. In addition to the performances of the female slam artists, there is an important focus on developing skills of the art of slam during the festival thought workshops. Beginning slameuses are taught by prominent artists who are happy to share their knowledge. Slameuse Amee traveled from Ivory Coast to Bamako to lead a workshop.
Watch a recap of the workshop day and the art created by the participants, in the video below.
Amee (Bamba Aminata), is a multidisciplinary Ivorian artistwho developed her art in slamafter obtaining a Master’s degree in business law and training for the Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies in corporate taxation. Her artistic exploration began with dance, drawing, writing and singing, a discipline in which she won the RnB revelation prize in 2009, which led her to start slam in 2010. In December 2013 she was selected among the ten best slam artists of Ivory Coast in the African touring project ‘The Spoken Word Project’. In 2014 she participated in the creation of the association ‘Collectif Au Nom Du Slam‘. In 2018, she was the recipient of the 3rd prize of excellence of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, category Living Arts. Apart from her functions as Vice President, Communication Officer within the Collective, and Côte d’Ivoire Ambassador of the African Slam Poetry Cup, she evolves as a solo artist with to her credit live shows, several musical productions, several festivals in Africa and Europe, and a Special ECOWAS Prize for Slam at the Abidjan 2020 Arts and Entertainment Market.