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African Artistes Expected in Banjul for Awareness Creation

May 9, 2008, 7:26 AM | Article By: By Momodou Justice Darboe & Njie Baldeh

African artistes expected in Banjul for awareness creation

About 18 artistes from the Africa region are expected to fly into The Gambia to stage concerts about child rights and welfare issues.

According to news reaching Entertainment, members of the Artists United for Rap in Africa (AURA) will descend on Banjul on 22 May to stage five performances at various locations of the country with a view to raising awareness on child rights and welfare matters.

In an interview with Entertainment, Ebou Gaye, Manager of Africa Rise Youth Scheme and Egalitarian, a member of AURA, disclosed that the artists will come to The Gambia on 22 May and that the visit will last till June 1st.

" They will stage five free concerts in the country. The first concert will be held on 24 May in Kanilai. On 28 May, AURA members will go to Brikama where they will stage concert for the audience there. This will be followed by another concert at Buffer Zone on May 30. There will be another free concert in Banjul on 31 May," said the duo.

AURA, under the auspices of PLAN International, was founded in Dakar on 27 February 2005, to fight for the rights of children of Africa, promote African music and to create unity among Africans.  

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