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Jali Kebba to stage mega show at Sittanunku

Sep 7, 2016, 2:44 PM

Jali Kebba, a renowned kora musician, is to stage a mega musical show in Sittanunku village, Upper Nuimi District, on the 3rd day of Eidul Adha, locally called Tobaski.

The fundraising concert, organised by Jerreh Sittanunku Development Association (JSDA), will be held at Sittanunku school ground starting at 5pm.

The chairperson of JSDA organising committee, Kawsu Darboe, said the purpose of the musical concert is to raise money to help the association undertake its desired development initiatives at the village. 

JSDA has a strategic plan in which relevant areas of intervention are identified for the development of Sittanunku.

“The proceeds from the show will be used for the implementation of some programmes in the strategic plan,” Mr Darboe said.

“At a time that organisations are lamenting donor-fatigue, it is important that we look at other means of raising the much needed revenue to continue our development work at the village.”

JSDA is a non-profit, non-religious and non-partisan community-development organisation and it is legally registered at the Attorney General’s Chambers in Banjul.  The membership of the association mainly comprises people of Sittanunku village. 

The aims and objectives of JSDA include supporting the socio-economic development of the village, and complementing the efforts of the government and village authorities.

Fundraising shows with musicians, like the forthcoming one with Jali Kebba on the 3rd day of Tobaski, are some of the avenues that JSDA is exploring to raise revenue to continue working on its development initiatives.