Brief Professional Highlights of Njamy Sitson
Njamy Sitson was Born in Cameroon.
A singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Musictherapist, actor & storyteller, he has appeared in numerous festivals, concerts, performances, seminars & workshops.
Numerous solo & group concerts in Europe ( with the “Njamy Sitson group ).
Conducts vocal workshops and seminars in African percussion, singing, vocalpolyphony for Universities, choirs and classical orchestras . Member of the ” European voice Teacher Association ” E.V.T.A
My Name is Njamy Sitson
Where do you come from?
I come Form Cameroon
Where are you based
I am based in Germany
When did you first start singing?
I started singing at an Early age 4 or five years. My Mother director the church choir, music was At Home.
What does your family do to encourage you?
My family encourages me To sing for passion but not To be a professional musician, because making a living as a musician in Africa was difficult and it wasn’t easy.
Who else in your family sings?
My lovely Brother and Mentor Gino SItson , based in New York is a Master singer, my two of my brothers and sisters sing very well, although they are Diplomats and Translators.
Who are your musical inspirations?
My Brother Gino Sitson is my favorite singer, I also like Pygmies music, Al Jarreau, Bobby Mc Ferrin , Hukwe Xahose, Anne-Marie Nzie, Ravi Shankar, Bach,Thelonious Monk!
* What kind of music do you listen to today?
I Mostly listen Tod indigenous music Form Africa, European classical music, Jazz, African Pop music . I am opened minded.
*Have you ever faced any bad moments in your career?
The Bad Moment in my career is when there is no job, it can create a depressive Mood. But it’ s life ” Rain doesn’t Fall everyday”
Another Bad Moment was when I felt exploited by a producer 6 years ago. I discovered how music business can turn into Jungle fever.
*Where would you like to perform mostly
I would like to perform everywhere polite people who have the culture of listening are. Cameroon is of course my favorite ” home is home”
*Who would you mostly like to open for?
I would like To perform with Charles Ewanje Epee, Pierre Diddy Tchakountė , Guy Mbiro, Georges Seba, Gino Sitson.
* Do you play any instruments?
I play African Percussion, Ngoni, Kalimba, Berimbau. To compose, I mostly use Piano
* If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?
It would be Overtone singing form the Tuva people.
* What genre of music can’t you stand to listen to?
I don’ t like too noisy and aggressive music.
* What hidden talents do you have?
I like both ( writing music & lyrics ) how can you dissociate the head from the neck ? I do act and paint as well.
How do you get people to take you seriously as a musician?
I like when the audience take time to listen To the music because the music is a story telling, like painting, Pull of important Details.
Of course when they feel touched and you feel connected to the audience.
* Do you enjoy writing music and/or lyrics?
Of course, the music has such a power it embodies spiritual vitamin, it can relaxed me when I am anxious, the music, remind me what love is, so I have to catch the Nest flower for my darling.
What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
What are your future plans?
I am Working in different projects, with ” World Percussion Ensemble ” for the second recording CD and the World Tour, with my lovely brother Gino Sitson
I will be playing with one Barock Orchestra Form Bologna Italy , then a duo project with a virtuoso Kamanche player and singer Negar Kharkan Form Persian music ( Iran ).
I Tour now in Trio with Daktarimba ( German Jazz masters ), also AS a solo performer.
You are acting in quite a number of series and plays, tell us about them?
Co-composed soundtracks for the films “Oktoberfest” and “Blutige steine” with Donna Leon for ARD television.
and Artistic director of the “Malaika Afrika Festival” in Augsburg.
Yes i will, thank you very much Maureen Lermer for this amazing interview and many blessings To you and all my Tour fan !