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Gambia American Association to honour Musa Ngum

May 10, 2013, 11:44 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Gambia American Association to honour Musa Ngum

The Gambia American Association (GAA) of the greater Washington DC area, host of the annual African Liberation Day celebrations (ALD), is set to award Musa Ngum, a Gambian musician, on Saturday 11 May 2013, at the Seaview Hotel starting by 6pm onwards.

The award ceremony, supposed to be held in Washington DC during the 2013 ALD celebrations, had to be relocated to The Gambia due to circumstances beyond control.

The GAA is a non-profit 501 C (3)-community association registered and headquartered in Maryland with a membership comprised primarily of Gambian nationals living in the United States.  It intends to honour Musa Ngum for his forty years of extraordinary work as one of Africa’s leading musicians, who helped inspire and place the beloved Gambia on the world map of music.

Ngum started music since his youthful days singing at Samba Sohos (Boys initiations) in the streets of Banjul, to his days with Sangamar Band and Guelewar Jazz Band in the 1970s and later with Super Diamano of Senegal, and his impeccable work as the cultural ambassador of The Gambia around the globe only proves his worth for this LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

Mr Ngum, by receiving this award, will join a very exclusive list of legendary GAA honorees such as the late Mr Paps Touray (posthumously) and Mr Momodou Biri Njie both of whom were honored for their extraordinary services to the great nation of The Gambia.