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Jaliba Kuyateh to launch new album

May 4, 2012, 2:14 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Jaliba Kuyateh is set to launch an album called (TUPI KEH JANG) which in Mandinka means (SPIT HERE).

The launching ceremony, which will take place at the Kairaba Beach Hotel on 12 May 2012, is expected to be graced by the new Senegalese popular wrestling champion star Omar Saho alias Balla Gaye.

“The presence of Balla Gaye will really boost the moral of the launch of my album and I have dedicated Balla Gaye to be the special guest to the President of the Republic of The Gambia, Sheikh Professor Alhagie Dr Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh,” Jaliba told this reporter during an exclusive interview.

He assured his fans and the general public in The Gambia and beyond that the preparation for the launching is in full swing, because people keep thronging into the country from as far as Guinea Bissau to witness the launch of the album.

The event, according to Jaliba Kuyateh, will be full of thrilling moments as the new Senegalese wrestling champion Balla Gaye and his fans within and outside The Gambia will be at hand to escort their champion into the launching grounds at the Kairaba Beach Hotel, an event that will go through the night till daybreak.

Some of Jaliba’s fans who spoke to this reporter ahead of the launching of his album titled (TUPI CHE JANG), described Jaliba Kuyateh as a citizen who loves his country saying it is demonstrated through some of the development projects undertaken by Jaliba, through the funds he raises from his concerts within and outside The Gambia.

“Jaliba is my legend and I am ready to attend the launching of his new album,” says one Saiba Keita, a youthful Gambian fan of Jaliba.

Mr Keita says he is among the first twenty people who normally buy his albums any time they are launched, noting that he started building love for Jaliba during his primary school days.

“Why should I be waiting, when my own Gambian kora maestro musician like Jaliba Kuyateh is coming to launch his new album in his own native country. I should join him in raising his flag to higher heights,” says Fatou Camara a resident of Bundung.