WINDHOEK– Energetic, lively, never minded and talented. These are some of the words you would use describing Yves Idinungwab, better known as Dolar if you saw him perform at the Warehouse Theatre last Friday.
Even the small crowd in the theatre did not stop Dolar from singing his heart out and capturing its attention. He performed eleven songs such as the African song titled Ton Coeur (your heart), Lusadi Pwadiku (don’t ask about me when I go) and Wanta na Mela, a Spanish love song by Antonio Rodriguez that left the crowd wanting more. Dolar is a Rumba, Reggae, Kizomba, Salsa and Afro pop artist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Just after his performance I caught up with Dolar to hear his take on live performances.
“Many artists here like backtracking but they don’t get the goodness in live music. The best thing about singing live is that it makes people believe in you,” says Dolar. Dolar adds that his music is different from many musicians because he adds culture to it. “I do not try to sound like anyone else. I always include an African melody to my songs, and that’s what makes me unique. If you do not know where you come from, you wouldn’t know where to go,” he says.
Dolar might not be popular but he’s definitely an artist to look out for. He will be taking on the stage once again at the Warehouse on October 25.
By Selma Neshiko