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An artist of sheer talent
Far from being yet another artist, Marema is a new gain for
our universal musical heritage. Born in the suburbs of
Dakar, from a Mauritanian father and Senegalese mother,
the cultural mixes are very much part of her identity. His life
experience turned her into a natural fighter. In her family
universe, she was soon rocked by acoustic music of Tracy
Chapman that her mom is a fan. As a young child Maréma
sings. As a young adult, Marema starts composing, writing
and singing her own repertoire.
She explores numerous ways to round off her voice. She
assiduously attends the cultural centre « Douta Seck », music
school in Dakar and after three years she successfully obtains
her degree. From there it’s her and her guitar, facing the
world. She soon starts working as backing vocalist for
renowned Senegalese artists, such as Awadi, Yoro Ndiaye,
Edu Bocandé, Metzo Djatah, Takeifa, Idrissa Diop… Until the
day the talented and internationally known musician Mao
Otayeck (Alpha Blondy, Salif Keita, Stevie Wonder), notices
her, encourages her and decides to support her in the
recording of her first solo album.
Marema, a young women with a pecular look and a strong
african identity, represents Senegal’s new hope when it
comes to music.
Chorister (Awadi, Viviane, Adiouza, Idrissa Diop , Sidi Samb, Mao Otayeck, Yoro Ndiaye, Edu Bocande, Metzo
Chorister (Awadi, CarlouD, Yoro Ndiaye, Takeifa, Edu Bocande, Metzo Djatah, Idrissa Diop,…)
Tour with Metzo Djatah in Holland ( Mundial Festival, centres culturels, etc,…)
Holland ( Mundial Festival, centres culturels, etc,…)
Tour with Idrissa
Diop au/ Senegal
Diop / ,Senegal
at grand Theatre, Remise des Seddar
Mao OTAYECK atatFestival
Mao OTAYECK at MASA,
Mao OTAYECK at MASA, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
30 concerts in Senegal
FIRST PART (solo)
Imany, Viviane Ndour, Omar Pene, Carlou D
2013- 2014 Production album solo with Mao OTAYECK
PRIX DU JURY STARAFRICA SOUNDS 2014
Marema on stage is a gift of simplicity,
ease and fullness. She mastered it so well
from the beginning that very quickly she
was invited to be opening act for
internationally renown artists, such
as : Imany, Carlou D, Omar Pene, Viviane
Since then, Marema keeps on gratifying
her public with beautiful performances,
enhanced by sublime lyrical and
Marema on stage, you don’t forget it !
This single has already blasted the room !
« Femme d’affaires » is Marema's first single. This track
finds its musical inspiration from the mixture of xalam and
"Femme d'affaires" is dedicaced to women who build a new
african entrepreneurship but also to the men who face the
modernization of the status of women in Africa.
The single is for sale on all international plateforms
such as itunes, spotify, amazon, emusic,… and online on the
network Francodiff, connected with more than 600 radios
in the world.
© Lionel Mandeix
« From the start of the title "Femme d'affaires", we are reassured about the quality of the recording. The intro, very sober,
with simple drum patterns that lead gradually to others instruments whose sounds are remarkably well treated. Voice
eagerly awaited and then literally conquered the early melodies. It will happen something in the Senegalese music scene. »
More than 10.000 vues in 1 month !
MTV world, TRACE AFRICA, TFM, CMC ,...
The clip was directed by Lionel Mandeix from the society Milk Africa.
Shot in Dakar : Sorano theater, rooftop area and the rocks of Cape
Manuel, it provides images at once dark, tinted vivid colors and bright
The video clip has nearly 10,000 views in less than two months! A
great success for a first clip of an artist previously unknown to the
It’s airing in many national and international music channels: TFM,
TRACE AFRICA MTVIWorld, OFIVE, CMC ...
« A pure voice, a sublime vocal technique , a bold
and imaginative instrumental. »
Panafree stands for " Pana " for the union of the
peoples of Africa , "Africa" , a source of musical
inspiration and identity of the artist , "free" for
Result of an artistic collaboration between Marema,
songwriter and Mao , arranger, this album is a hymn to
freedom , to the union of peoples and love . Upon first
listen , one is seduced by the sweet voice of Marema
sublimated by Mao Otayeck's guitar riffs.
It’s in an open approach to the world, that Marema
invites us in themes inspired for most of her experience
and the current society. Confirmation of her maturity
in her compositions and in the depth of her lyrics .
Twelve tracks where each title has its own harmonic ,
melodic and rhythmic identity.
With a variety of vocal timbres and impressive music
registers , this album will thrill those who listen it.
Panafree will be the revelation album 2014 of
Senegalese musical repertoire.
Eskisses - magazine
« Purists are impressed, a breath of fresh air in a
polluted environment by an uniformity in rhythmic
overload that characterizes the many productions that
we have been served since long time.»
La Signare - newspaper
« The single - Femme d’affaires - literally rocks the house
and promises a good year for her album which is being
Le Soleil - newspaper
« She has added his name to the list of young artists with
whom Senegalese music can count to ensure a
flamboyant future. »
Le quotidien - newspaper
« Marema is a flower that has grown in the Senegalese
music scene. His first single - Femme d’affaires - omen
They talk about….
Cheikh Tidiane Seck
Mao Otayeck & Salif Keita
FESTIVAL SUR LE NIGER
Tiken Jah Fakoly
VIDEO CLIP « FEMME D’AFFAIRES »
INTERVIEW - WEEK-END START - TFM
PODCAST - RADIO RFM