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Jaliba to Embark Summer Tour of Europe Soon

Aug 8, 2008, 9:16 AM | Article By: By Njie Baldeh

Jaliba Kuyateh and his Kumareh band are expected to kick-start his annual summer tour of Europe soon. His journey was delayed due to certain programmes like the 22 July celebrations in the country.

In an exclusive interview with The Point Entertainment boss, Njie Baldeh recently, at his Brikama residence, the Gambian kora maestro told Entertainment that his invitation to Europe is an annual event and this is the time to go. The Gambian Kora maestro said he is currently working around the clock to release another new album. He said every programme he attends he has to release two or three singles to inform the people that he is in the preparation.

According to him, the new album will be released before the end of this year. He added that since he started music, the number of albums he released has reached twelve to thirteen and each contains eight tracks on both cassette and CD format.

"I think Gambians have the sickness of complex in them and they should try and remove that complex," he said. He added that Gambians should love each other.

In a final chat with Entertainment, the Gambian Kora musician revealed that, "we don't have so many promising musicians because some join the music not because of they like it, but to enrich themselves or to look for a name." He therefore called on all musicians to work harder in order to achieve the objectives that they are striving for.