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Gambia Has Got Talent!

Jun 5, 2009, 9:04 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

The Mandingmorry Entertainment formed under the Child Advocacy Network, CAN, recently held a 'House of Talents' 2009 with 15 Gambia's funniest comedians at the Alliance Franco Gambienne.

Amazing magicians, hottest dance groups, football jugglers and musicians like Yusupha Ngum, Njie B, T Small and many other artists with harmonious voices stormed the evening. Modou Musa and Lamarana Jallow, well-known famous comedians rocked the audience that evening with their comical acts. One of Gambia's own youngest drummer Musa Jobarteh, performed whilst opening the blissful evening with heart-throbbing and soul reviving drum beatings with such dexterity, agility and versatility, that almost got the 'bon viveur' audience moving in rhythm with the sounds of the drum.

Speaking to this reporter, Musa Jobarteh an eight-years-old boy in Grade one living in Brikama Santo-Su, said that his parents are musicians cum griots, but his mother rarely perform in public.

'It always does my heart good when I put a smile on the faces of people with my drum beats,' he said.

He added that he wants to take after his namesake who is a doctor and also wants to take on drumming at the same time when he grows up.