It’s no wonder most of us already have a stereotypical image in our minds of what to expect when we hear the term “Cameroon Music.” Well, Dream World by Salah Kimmie will make you question everything you think you know. It will literally kick you in the balls if you thought Cameroon music isn’t more than just a mere echo of songs from neighboring countries.
An emotional roller coaster, Dream World, produced by Ralf Instrumentalz combines aspects of folk music, Afro Soul, and Contemporary R&B. The artist with vocals made of candy laments over the loss of a loved one, not actually believing he’s really dead and gone. It feels like she’s trapped in a dream and the singer wishes someone wakes her up. I guess what she didn’t count on was the fact that her music would leave her listeners in a dream world of their own. That they would feel her pain, but get lost in the beauty of her music giving them a bittersweet experience; bitter for her pain, sweet for the beauty of the song.
It is rare I must say, to find Cameroon songs that combine creativity, real life experiences, high level composition skills, amazing vocals and soul touching melodies. Salah Kimmie in her song Dream World combines all that to create a beautiful masterpiece. This is music I would totally recommend without blinking.
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