Published On: Monday, November 5, 2018

Published By: system

Language: English

Source: https://blessingsoftheforest.org/archive?categoryId=2

BLESSINGS OF THE FOREST IS SUPPORTING GABONESE MUSICIANS

Gabonese artists not only lack the technical and financial means to promote their music but are also negatively impacted by the total absence of any legal framework to protect their earnings and copyright. For this reason, many great traditional Gabonese musicians and singers live in abject poverty, even though their music is listened to and shared across the whole world. This is what happens to Bwiti artists whose music has made its way around the globe through the network of various Bwiti initiates, yet they have never benefitted from this. Blessings of The Forest is well aware of this fact and has therefore decided to invest in high quality sound recording equipment in order to enable those artists who want to, to record their music. We will also be supporting these artists in their media communication and promoting them internationally. BOTF has already created a BandCamp page in order to promote the albums produced by these artists. 70% of the generated revenues go to the artist and 30% to BOTF in order to help the charity to finance the equipment and the management fees, in particular the costs of ensuring that the funds make it to Gabon, given that none of the artists have a bank account. We are also helping the musicians to create online music lessons for the various instruments that they have mastered and we are in the process of discussing the possibility of organising international gigs for them too.

Published On: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Published By: yann

Language: French

Source: http://geopolis.francetvinfo.fr/gabon-victime-de-son-succes-l-iboga-une-plante-psychotrope-menacee-181329

Gabon: victime de son succès, l'iboga, une plante psychotrope menacée

La plante Iboga est indissociable des cérémonies d'initiation au rite gabonais bwiti.

Published On: Monday, March 5, 2018

Published By: yann

Language: French

Source: https://afrique.lalibre.be/16251/gabon-inquietude-pour-lavenir-de-liboga-plante-psychotrope/

Gabon: inquiétude pour l’avenir de l’iboga, plante psychotrope — La Libre Afrique

Plante aux effets psychotropes utilisée dans les rites traditionnels au Gabon, l’iboga semble victime de sa popularité croissante à l’étranger et pourrait disparaître, s’inquiètent des défenseurs de…

Published On: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Published By: yann

Language: French

Emission Radio/WebTV - Da Fresh Morning - "Discussion sur l'iboga au Gabon et à l'international"

2ème invitation de Yann Guignon sur le plateau de Da Fresh Morning sur Urban FM (Gabon) pour parler de l'iboga.

Published On: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Published By: simon

Language: French

Yann Guignon nous parle de l'importance de l'Iboga

Urban FM 104.5 La Station Urbaine

Published On: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Published By: yann

Language: French

Programme Télévisé Court (RTG1) - Télévision Publique Gabonaise : "Ca s'explique : l'iboga".

Émission télévisée gabonaise dédiée à la sensibilisation des populations gabonaises au sujet de l'iboga