Gambino Aku boy, ENC combination releases new single

One of Gambia’s Afro beat artistes Gambino Aku boy has just released his new single called “Kolo” which was released in combination with dancehall...
A2 on mega music project

A2 on mega music project

Friday, February 23, 2018
Fast-rising dancehall artiste A2 D Fulani king has talked about his international music project and that once completed will undoubtedly put the...
Celebrity Corner

Celebrity Corner

Friday, February 23, 2018
In this week edition of the celebrity corner, we feature Eboulie, a Gambian Music Promoter. Celebrity Corner: Give me one sentence about you. ...
JAZZ APPRECIATION:KENNY BARRON...

JAZZ APPRECIATION:KENNY BARRON The Educationist and Pianist And a Look at Jazz and Democracy

Picture:KENNY BARRON
Friday, February 23, 2018
Back in 2011, we were introduced to a new concept in jazz, called “Jazz and Democracy”. It is an idea that tries to link the jazz idiom to the...

Classic annual Concert 3.0 slated to May

Friday, February 16, 2018
Fast rising music group Kerr GI Family are set to stage their much anticipated annual music concert Classic (Gustu Demba) on 11 May with the venue...

Tee S Jay set for “Man len Buga” concert

Friday, February 16, 2018
Muhammed Janneh alias Tee S Jay, an afro beat singer residing in Brusubi has already set for his first “Man Len Buga” concert slated for 23rd...
Justice Darboe and Binta Balaj...

Justice Darboe and Binta Balajo marriage ritual embraced

Picture: Momodou Justice Darboe and Binta Balajo Barrow
Friday, February 16, 2018
The marriage ceremony of a one-time Point Newspaper editor Justice Momodou Darboe and Binta Balajo Barrow, employee of Kanifing Municipal Council was...
Celebrity corner

Celebrity corner

Friday, February 16, 2018
In this week edition of the celebrity corner, we feature Barhama Cham, a Gambian journalists and Tee S Jay’s manager. Celebrity Corner: One...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: MIRIAM MAKE...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: MIRIAM MAKEBA

Friday, February 16, 2018
The first Lady of Modern African Music As we continue to mourn the death of Hugh Masekela, we want to also remember Miriam Makeba, who together...
Entertainment & Lifestyle: Mig...

Entertainment & Lifestyle: Mighty Joe releases new album

Friday, February 09, 2018
One of Gambia’s finest and versatile music stars Lamin Saidykhan know as Mighty Joe has released a new video called “Oxygen” shot by PA Matarr Waggeh...

Qiblah on the Spotlight

Friday, February 09, 2018
Upcoming hip hop star Qiblah is storming the air waves since he brushed into the music scene few years ago. The hip hop scene has made dramatic twist...

No Guts No Glory album slated for March 31

Friday, February 09, 2018
Raising Hip Hop star Alieu Jobe commonly known as Myke Jayda by his music lovers is about to launch his twelve songs album “No Guts No Glory” which...
CELEBRITY CORNER: Oussou Njie ...

CELEBRITY CORNER: Oussou Njie Senor

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Today we introduce to you Celebrity corner as part of our entertainment promotion to celebrate people who contribute and those who are contributing...
Gambian DJs’ are failing to pr...

Gambian DJs’ are failing to promote our music-Stromeo

Friday, February 02, 2018
Stromeo, an Afro fuzz and RB artist has lamented that Gambian Disc Jokers (DJ) does not play the songs of Gambian musicians on their shows, saying...
Hardcore Production ready for ...

Hardcore Production ready for Gambian Music

Friday, February 02, 2018
Hardcore Production, a music recording studio has started operation in The Gambia to offer music recording, beat creation and mixing and mastering of...
Vypa Promises Videos, Songs

Vypa Promises Videos, Songs

Friday, February 02, 2018
Vypa, a Gambia rap-Mbalah singer has promised to provide his audience with quality work, videos, songs and events. He said, “We set ourselves to...
Introducing Hussain Ceesay

Introducing Hussain Ceesay

Friday, February 02, 2018
We are featuring another young talented musician today before we go out to party tonight and do the Mando dance. Do you know the Mando dance was...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: TRIBUTE TO ...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: TRIBUTE TO HUGH MASEKELA Legendary Jazz Musician from South Africa

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Friday, February 02, 2018
I was awakened early Monday morning by a telephone call from South Africa informing me of the death of Hugh Masekela. The caller was an old friend of...
Featuring T Smallz: Gewal

Featuring T Smallz: Gewal

Friday, January 19, 2018
Gewal, a popular song is produced by No Face under cover and recorded at Katato entertainment as a promotional song for the Dunu Bena album which is...
Thione Secka, Jaliba Kuyateh t...

Thione Secka, Jaliba Kuyateh to perform at Independence Stadium tonight

Friday, January 19, 2018
Senegal’s Mbalax star Thione Secka and Gambia’s King of Kora Jaliba Kuyateh are expected to appear at the Independence Stadium today in their first...
Rising Gambian hip hop making ...

Rising Gambian hip hop making waves in music industry

Friday, January 19, 2018
Jerreh Jizzle, one of Gambia’s rocking hip hop and RNB artiste is making waves in The Gambia’s music industry. The 21-year-old busted into to the...
Poetic X: Sunu Deka LA

Poetic X: Sunu Deka LA

Friday, January 19, 2018
Poetic X has released a song titled, “Sunu Deka La” which touches issues affecting the public and the way forward; meaning people of this country...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: CHARLIE PAR...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: CHARLIE PARKER - THE JAZZ INNOVATOR

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Friday, January 12, 2018
The evolution of the music called Jazz came in progression. It all started with the slave songs which developed into the Blues and then came into...
Dr. Olugander’s ‘Friends on Jo...

Dr. Olugander’s ‘Friends on Journey’ album hitting global waves

Friday, January 12, 2018
Dr. Olugander, a Gambian reggae artiste based in Finland released a new album called “Friends on Journey” on January 1; comprising fourteen tracks...
Introducing Sensational Reggae...

Introducing Sensational Reggae Dancehall Artiste Black Thunder

Friday, January 12, 2018
Black Thunder is a Switzerland-based Gambian reggae dancehall artiste who is making waves at both home and abroad. Born in Badibou Njaba Kunda on...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: The Amazing...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: The Amazing BUD Powell (Master of the Modern Jazz Piano)

Picture: BUD Powell
Friday, January 05, 2018
As we begin a New Year, we continue to write about jazz because of a strong passion for the creative arts and music in particular. We also believe...
Open Mic Festival on Stage ton...

Open Mic Festival on Stage tonight

Friday, December 29, 2017
Open Mic Festival (OMF), an annual musical event is set to celebrate its tenth year anniversary on 29 December at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. ...
Jah Cure in Gambia for Diaspor...

Jah Cure in Gambia for Diaspora Festival

Friday, December 29, 2017
Jah Cure, the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2016 is expected to be a headline act in the Diaspora Festival on 30th December, 2017 at the...
Sangue Bi ‘Aduna’ album hits S...

Sangue Bi ‘Aduna’ album hits Senegal

Friday, December 29, 2017
The artist Sangue Bi last week presented his second album entitled “Aduna” and took the opportunity to unveil his ambition to revive reggae in...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: THE ENIGMAT...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: THE ENIGMATIC ART TATUM- The Stride Piano in Jazz

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Friday, December 29, 2017
The month of April is Jazz Appreciation Month in the United States. Each year during this period, Jazz is celebrated throughout the United States in...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: THE ENIGMAT...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: THE ENIGMATIC ART TATUM- The Stride Piano in Jazz

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Friday, December 22, 2017
The month of April is Jazz Appreciation Month in the United States. Each year during this period, Jazz is celebrated throughout the United States in...
Entertainment & Lifestyle: Hum...

Entertainment & Lifestyle: Humanity Starz returns from VFM Festival

Friday, December 22, 2017
Humanity Starz, the Gambian Mbalah band has returned home after performing in Visa For Music (VFM) Festival in Morocco recently. Held from 22-25...
CHILDREN AND THE LAW: Orientat...

CHILDREN AND THE LAW: Orientation of Magistrates on Juvenile Justice in the Gambia Convened by the Judiciary of the Gambia in Collaboration with UNICEF

Picture: Malick H.B. Jallow Esq. LL.B (Hons) PDIL, BL
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Presentation on: Overview of Juvenile Justice/Improving Laws and Procedures on Juvenile Justice in the Gambia-30th December 2017 PRESENTED BY...
Thione Secka, Jaliba Kuyateh t...

Thione Secka, Jaliba Kuyateh to shake Independence Stadium

Friday, December 15, 2017
Come 19 January, 2018 the highway to the Independence Stadium is expected to rise above nature as music icons Thione Secka and Jaliba Kuyateh will...
We Need Identity for African M...

We Need Identity for African Music - Baaba Maal

Friday, December 15, 2017
Baaba Maal, veteran Senegalese artist-songwriter has said that Africa needs to impose a brand of its own for African music. “It’s time for what we...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: BILLIE  HOL...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: BILLIE HOLIDAY- Lady Sings the Blues

Picture: BILLIE HOLIDAY
Friday, December 08, 2017
Back in 2009 when we began writing this column under the caption “Jazz Extra” in another newspaper, we indicated that we were inspired among other...
Jalikebba Prepares to Release ...

Jalikebba Prepares to Release International Acoustic CD

Friday, November 24, 2017
One of Gambia’s sensational Kora players and his Sutura band is preparing an international acoustic CD that will be released soon. Jalikebba is...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: Ornette Col...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: Ornette Coleman - Freedom and the Free Jazz Movement

Picture: Ornette Coleman
Friday, November 24, 2017
Jazz music grew and developed in a process of gradual change with many twists and turns, and it will be impossible to comprehend the emergence of the...
The Voice News Editor off to D...

The Voice News Editor off to Dakar for a Music conference

Friday, November 17, 2017
Bakary Ceesay, news editor of The Voice newspaper has left for Dakar to participate in the Music Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: CANNONBALL ...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: CANNONBALL ADDERLY- The Educator with a Horn

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Friday, November 17, 2017
It is said that the piano is the fundamental instrument of jazz; however, it is also evident that as jazz music evolved the significance of other...
Entertainment & Lifestyle: You...

Entertainment & Lifestyle: Youssou Ndour dedicates 75 million CFA to Senegalese Artists Association’s Medical Body

Friday, November 10, 2017
Senegalese music icon, Youssou N’Dour, has dedicated his 75 million CFA, equivalent to D6, 150,000, prize money that comes with the Japanese Imperial...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: WES MONTGOM...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: WES MONTGOMERY- The Jazz Guitarist

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Friday, November 10, 2017
Jazz appreciation is an ongoing process and in-order to appreciate jazz, there is a need for some understanding of the music and a little knowledge...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: CAB CALLOWA...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: CAB CALLOWAY and the COTTON CLUB

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Friday, November 03, 2017
The story of jazz cannot be complete without reference to the venue that served as the springboard to fame for Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, two...
Brikama Kambeng live on stage

Brikama Kambeng live on stage

Friday, November 03, 2017
Brikama Kambeng (Unity) Festival is expected to be on stage on 10 November, 2017 at Brikamaa Boxba in The West Coast Region of The Gambia. The...
B I O G R A P H Y of Oko Dramm...

B I O G R A P H Y of Oko Drammeh

Friday, November 03, 2017
According to the Los Angeles Times, what Bill Graham was to rock music, Oko Drammeh is to African music. He has been a phenomenal fulcrum to the...
Lixen Khan returns home from E...

Lixen Khan returns home from European Tour

Friday, October 27, 2017
Lixen Khan alias the Golden Voice, a Gambian Reggae dancehall artist has returned home after a three month musical tour of Europe. The tour...
Victoria Fye wins Gospel Splas...

Victoria Fye wins Gospel Splash talent hunt

Friday, October 27, 2017
Victoria Fye was on Sunday 22nd October 2015 named winner of the grand finale of the talent hunt gospel splash season 2 held live on GRTS TV. The...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: NEW ORLEANS...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - The Home of Jazz

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Friday, October 20, 2017
As we continue our journey into the world of jazz, we want to take this opportunity to share with our esteem readers a brief history of jazz. We...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: QUINCY JONES - The Consummate Artist

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Friday, October 13, 2017
As we continue to traverse the world of jazz, we are excited to feature one of the most celebrated and influential Jazz musicians of the 20th...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: BERRY GORDY...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: BERRY GORDY - THE MAN BEHIND THE R&B SOUND

Picture: BERRY GORDY
Friday, October 06, 2017
We have always maintained that Jazz music is the umbrella that encompasses all other forms of music, and as we continue to write about jazz, it is...
Gambian designing artist recei...

Gambian designing artist receives international award

Friday, October 06, 2017
As part of promoting Gambian art in the world, Lamin Secka, a Gambian designing artist recently returned from a three-month artistic programme in...
Gambian Artists to Rock Stage ...

Gambian Artists to Rock Stage in Vienna

Friday, October 06, 2017
The 5th edition of Flag Flow High Senegambia music concert will attract dozens of Gambian artistes on 7 October, 2017 at Reigen Club in Vienna. ...
Introducing Nat Easy, a Sensat...

Introducing Nat Easy, a Sensational Reggae Dancehall artist

Friday, October 06, 2017
Nat Easy, aka Sundiata is a Brikama born reggae dancehall artist making waves in the Gambia music industry and beyond. He started music in 2014,...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: MIRIAM MAKE...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: MIRIAM MAKEBA - MAMA AFRICA

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Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) We have always maintained that the music called Jazz is an American product, and we did trace its origins to the...
Entertainment:NU CHILLY RELEAS...

Entertainment:NU CHILLY RELEASES NEW SONG

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Nu Chilly,a rising Gambian reggae artist has just released a new song, called “Holly smoke”. According to the...
Entertainment:T SMALLZ SUSSO E...

Entertainment:T SMALLZ SUSSO EMBARKS ON ANOTHER EUROPEAN TOUR

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Ebrima Susso commonly called T Smallz is on another European tour according to his management. T Smallz left...

Entertainment:Nigeria: P-Square Breakup - Jude Threatened to Beat Peter At Keyamo’s Office

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Those who are saying that the P-Square brothers might return in their second coming should forget it because the...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: ART BLAKEY ...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: ART BLAKEY - THE MASTER DRUMMER WITH A MESSAGE

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Friday, September 22, 2017
In the world of jazz, the piano is considered the fundamental instrument for innovation and improvisation. However, another instrument that that is...
Entertainment & Lifestyle: UN ...

Entertainment & Lifestyle: UN Peace concert to be staged in Banjul

Friday, September 22, 2017
The annual UN peace concert, which aims to promote peace and adopted resolution 55/282, is each year celebrated on 21st September, dubbed “World Day...
Rebellion The Recaller onstage...

Rebellion The Recaller onstage in Helisinki

Monday, September 18, 2017
(Friday, 15 September 2017 issue) Rebellion The Recaller, sensational Gambian reggae artist based in Europe will be performing in the Finnish capital...
Gambian designing artist retur...

Gambian designing artist returns from China

Monday, September 18, 2017
(Friday, 15 September 2017 issue) As part of taking Gambian artistic works to the rest of the world, Lamin Secka, a Gambian designing artist on...
JAZZ APPRECIATION : MILES DAVI...

JAZZ APPRECIATION : MILES DAVIS - THE ENIGMATIC MAN WITH A HORN

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Monday, September 18, 2017
(Friday, 15 September 2017 issue) Some of the most recognized names in jazz are people with complex personalities, one of them is a guy called...
JAZZ APPRECIATION : Charlie Pa...

JAZZ APPRECIATION : Charlie Parker - The Innovator

Picture: Charlie Parker
Friday, August 25, 2017
The evolution of the music called Jazz came in progression. It all started with the slave songs which developed into the Blues and then came into...
ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE: Bor...

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE: Born Africans rocks Independence Stadium November

Friday, August 25, 2017
The Gambia’s phenomenal reggae group-Born Africans is set for a mega jam festival in The Gambia. The festival dubbed ‘Smiling Coast Big Jam...
ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE: DJ ...

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE: DJ Limbo on the spotlight as Bahamas record label signs him

Friday, August 25, 2017
Limbo as he is fondly called is a Dancehall/reggae artist and song writer born in the small town called Latrikunda German in a West African country...
ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE: Spa...

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE: Sparkly Black releases “Ghetto” Music Video

Friday, August 25, 2017
Muhammed Sillah alias Sparklyn Black the street degree general has recently released a new music video entitled “Ghetto”. The audio version is an...
Baddibunka releases internatio...

Baddibunka releases international collobo ‘Mbuka Noise’

Friday, August 18, 2017
Baddibunka, Gambia’s afromanding singer has released a new single entitled “Mbuka Noise” featuring Assan Njie, a Senegalese Mbalah sensational. ...
I did not quit music, says Mel...

I did not quit music, says Melody M

Friday, August 18, 2017
Melody M, one of Gambia’s super stars when it comes to cultural music, has said he did not quit music contrary to rumors spreading in town that he...

T Smallz Releases Song ‘Kaya’

Friday, August 18, 2017
T Smallz, Gambian singer, has released a new single entitled “Kaya” featuring three Nigerian artistes includes Skales, Harry song and the...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: GILL SCOTT ...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: GILL SCOTT HERON - Jazz Poetry and Rap

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Friday, August 18, 2017
In previous notes, we talked a little about the evolution of jazz from mainstream to bebop and then back to mainstream jazz with a lot in between. It...
Gambia set for SMA 2017 Awards...

Gambia set for SMA 2017 Awards, as Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Gambia present 46 star movies

Friday, August 11, 2017
The stage is set for The Gambia to host the Special Movie Awards – SMA 2017 – which will take place on 30 September this year in the Smiling Coast of...

Upcoming Gambian artiste solicits support

Friday, August 11, 2017
Ebou Sanyang, an upcoming Gambian artiste has called for more support from organizations, philanthropists and individuals to upgrade his career as an...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: The Amazing BUD Powell (Master of the Modern Jazz Piano)

Picture: BUD Powell
Friday, August 11, 2017
We continue to write about jazz because of a strong passion for the creative arts and music in particular. We also believe that the history of the...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: HORACE SILVER - The Pianist with Cape Verdean Roots

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Friday, August 04, 2017
As we continue to write about jazz, we always try to remind our readers about the link that exist between the melodious sounds of Africa and the jazz...
Banjul my love movie premieres...

Banjul my love movie premieres in Sierra Leone on August 26

Friday, August 04, 2017
Preparations are in the final stages as organisers have confirmed of the Banjul my love moviepremier in Freetown, Sierra Leone, come 26 August 2017. ...
Pape et Cheikh to shake Gambia...

Pape et Cheikh to shake Gambia with music to night

Friday, July 28, 2017
All preparations have been completed as two intimate performances with living legend Pape Cheikh, an international musician from Senegal and also the...

Gambian artist making waves

Friday, July 28, 2017
As part of making artistic work as a profession, Lamin Secka, a young Gambian design artist is making waves in the profession in the capital city of...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: Kenny Barro...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: Kenny Barron the educationist and pianist and a look at Jazz and Democracy

Picture: KENNY BARRON
Friday, July 28, 2017
Back in 2011, we were introduced to a new concept in jazz, called “Jazz and Democracy”. It is an idea that tries to link the jazz idiom to the...
2nd Edition Movie Awards by Af...

2nd Edition Movie Awards by Afrinity Productions slated for September

Friday, July 21, 2017
This year’s annual special movie awards ceremony is slated for 30 September 2017, according to the special Awards Committee. This information was...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: PHARAOH SAN...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: PHARAOH SANDERS - “ The Creator Has a Master Plan” Mahtarr E. Njai

Friday, July 21, 2017
Jazz music is full of many twists and turns in its evolution. This is mainly due to the tremendous freedom inherent in jazz which allows musicians to...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: BERRY GORDY...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: BERRY GORDY - The Founder of Motown Record Company

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Friday, July 14, 2017
We have always maintained that Jazz music is the umbrella that encompasses all other forms of music, and as we continue to write about jazz, it is...
JAZZ APPRECIATION:  CANNONBALL...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: CANNONBALL ADDERLY-The Unnoticed Saxophonist Mahtarr E. Njai

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Friday, July 07, 2017
It is said that the piano is the fundamental instrument of jazz; however, it is also evident that as jazz music evolved the significance of other...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: WES MONTGOM...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: WES MONTGOMERY- The Role of the Guitar in Jazz

Picture: WES MONTGOMERY
Friday, June 30, 2017
Jazz appreciation is an ongoing process and in-order to appreciate jazz, there is a need for some understanding of the music and a little knowledge...
A2 nominates in Linkage Award ...

A2 nominates in Linkage Award for ‘Africa Best Dancehall Artist’

Friday, June 30, 2017
A2, Capsi D Fulani King, Gambia’s Dancehall sensational has been nominated in the category of ‘Africa best dancehall artist’ in the Linkage Award in...
First Class Promotions Debut C...

First Class Promotions Debut Concert on Stage

Friday, June 30, 2017
First Class Promotions is expected to host it first debut concert with award-winingNew Artist of the Year- Nobles on 1 July, 2017 at Semega Janneh...
Killa Ace to perform in Festa ...

Killa Ace to perform in Festa 2H

Friday, June 30, 2017
Once great honor I’m happy to announce my participation in one of Africa’s greatest Hip Hop festivals, The Festa 2H International Hip Hop Festival in...
JAZZ APPRECIATION : CHARLIE PA...

JAZZ APPRECIATION : CHARLIE PARKER - The Art of Improvisation

Picture: CHARLIE PARKER
Friday, June 23, 2017
The evolution of the music called Jazz came in progression. It all started with the slave songs which developed into the Blues and then came into...
JAZZ APPRECIATION:  CHICK CORE...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: CHICK COREA -The Versatile Jazz Pianist

Friday, June 16, 2017
Although Jazz music was created by African Americans in the southern part of the United States, it was not always popular and black musicians had a...
Absolute Entertainment launche...

Absolute Entertainment launches Record Label Company, announces artiste signing

Friday, June 16, 2017
Absolute Entertainment, founded in 2008 by Ms Haddy Faye, has formally expanded its scope of service to include provision of Record Label Services. ...
Gambian artiste promote Gambia...

Gambian artiste promote Gambians music to international world

Friday, June 16, 2017
Music is a tool that give name to a country to be in the world map, Essa Mustapha Mboob was one of the first Gambian artiste to joined thousands of...
Book Review: China’s Second Co...

Book Review: China’s Second Continent: how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa -By Howard W. French

Friday, June 16, 2017
On a trip to Lusaka, Zambia, last year, I kept chasing an energetic and jittery Chinese man, the only staff member of a Chinese mining company...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: ELVIN JONES...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: ELVIN JONES The Incredible Jazz Drummer

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Friday, June 09, 2017
In our last contribution, we talked a little about the drum and its importance and use in jazz. We also dilated on the structure of the drum and the...
ENTERTAINMENTt & LIFESTYLE: Ga...

ENTERTAINMENTt & LIFESTYLE: Gambian Fashion Designer to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Friday, June 02, 2017
Awa Conateh is of putting the finishing touches to celebrating to the ten-year anniversary of YAWS Creations, a local brand she founded. The event...
JAZZ APPRECIATIO: ART BLAKEY T...

JAZZ APPRECIATIO: ART BLAKEY THE BEBOP JAZZ DRUMMER

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Friday, June 02, 2017
As we continue our literary journey through jazz, let us take a look at the “Drum” and its use in jazz music. The drum is a member of the percussion...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: ORNETTE COL...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: ORNETTE COLEMAN: Freedom and the Free Jazz Movement

Picture: ORNETTE COLEMAN
Friday, May 26, 2017
Jazz music grew and developed in a process of gradual change with many twists and turns, and it will be impossible to comprehend the emergence of...

Gambia Awaits the Return of Black Thunder

Friday, May 26, 2017
Music fans across The Gambia are waiting for the return of Black Thunder, a Switzerland-based Gambian reggae dancehall artist making waves both at...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: BILLIE HOLI...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: BILLIE HOLIDAY: Lady Sings the Blues

Picture: Billie Holiday
Friday, May 19, 2017
Back in 2009 when we began writing this column under the caption “Jazz Extra” in another newspaper, we indicated that we were inspired among other...

HOLY FAMILY BAND SET FOR LANDMARK CELEBRATION

Friday, May 19, 2017
The Holy Family band without doubt stands out as the number one backing band in the country. The band has never relented in its exertions to...
Viva Production presents  Mova...

Viva Production presents Movado in Gambia

Friday, May 12, 2017
Viva Entertainment and Big O Entertainment will host a mega concert for top Jamaican sensational singer Movado, alias gully Gad on 13 May 2017 Gambia...
A2 in Africa Heritage Riddim

A2 in Africa Heritage Riddim

Friday, May 12, 2017
A2, D FULANI KING is being featured in Africa heritage Riddim with a spectacular song entitled ‘ring’. The Africa heritage Riddim featured dozens...
JAZZ APPRECIATION: NINA SIMONE...

JAZZ APPRECIATION: NINA SIMONE: The Female Jazz Revolutionary

Picture: Nina Simone
Friday, May 12, 2017
As we continue to celebrate women in jazz, it is noteworthy to observe that women in jazz have played every instrument in every style and have...
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