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Five Star Band Manager Speaks Out

Oct 17, 2008, 5:15 AM

Mr Ali Dubois, Band Manager of Five Star Band has called on the young coming artists to work hard and try to learn about musical notes so as to comprehend it.

IN a chat with Entertainment anchor man Njie Baldeh recently, Mr Dubois also advised that these artists should learn to play instruments.

According to him, musicians have to be creative and that they should sing what should educate the public.

He revealed that his band Five Star Band was established in 1995 with discipline and dedication.

The band manager said that his band has participated during the performance of Alioune Mbye Nder programme organized by the Jammeh Foundation for Peace.

He added that his band, which comprises of nine members, backs lots of musicians and has among them former police band officers.

"Anything concerning Gambian music, my band do participate", he added.

Comparing foreign music with Gambian music, Mr Ali Dubois said: "I will blame the media for that especially the radio stations which play more on foreign music than Gambian music.".