Photos by G.
On July 11, 2010, West African singer Victor Deme opened for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff at Summer Stage in New York’s Central Park. Demehas performed in clubs and bars in his native hometown of Ouagadougou, the capital of the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso, for over 30 years and he’s just released his first album! His music has elements of the blues, folk and traditional African music. It didn’t appear that he spoke English very well, so he thanked the crowd in French after each song. His sound was as colorful as his outfit and both myself and the crowd loved it! His album “Deli” is out now!