Ivory Coast plans "exceptional" funeral for DJ Arafat - RFI
Preparations for DJ Arafat's funeral are well underway. The legend of the coupé-décalé will be entitled to great funeral with a musical vigil at
By RFPosted on 23-08-2019Modified on 23-08-2019 at 02:21
Preparations for DJ Arafat's funeral are well underway. The legend of the coupé-décalé will be entitled to great funeral with a musical vigil at the Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium on August 30, followed by the burial the next day. The Ivorian government has announced that it will pay the full costs.
" For an exceptional man, exceptional measures " explain the Ivorian authorities. The Félix Houphouët Boigny stadium, currently under construction, will open for a spectacular vigil next Friday. Giant screens will be installed outside because the organizers expect a crowd that will far exceed the 35,000 seats of the stadium.
" We are expecting nearly 100,000 people, because the whole world wants to say goodbye to DJ Arafat," says Yves Rolland Jay Jay, the former communications officer for the star. He must be accompanied with dignity. There will be concerts, there are artists coming from all over the country to pay a last tribute. "
Several African artists are expected. Among them, the Congolese stars Koffi Olomide and Fally Ipupa, or the Nigerian Davido. The burial will take place the next day, Saturday, August 31st. And it's the Williamsville Cemetery that will welcome the remains of the coupe-offbeat legend.
An organization welcomed by the artist's entourage. " He will have everything the artist has the right to have for his funeral. And he deserves it, really. He won everyone, he deserves that, "said Abib Marwane, one of DJ Arafat's managers.
And to continue to honor the memory of the DJ , the Minister of Culture and Francophonie, Maurice Bandaman has already announced the opening of a museum dedicated to DJ Arafat in the coming years.
We must mark the story. We want a museum to be built to perpetuate the work of DJ Arafat and that this museum is a sanctuary.
23-08-2019 - By Laure Broulard
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