Oct 12, 2009, 6:00 AM
In promoting Gambian artists especially musicians, KBJ art conferences, in collaboration with Oko Drammeh multimedia, recently celebrated an art exhibition at the MJ Finance building in William Street, Banjul.
Briefing Journalists shortly after the exhibition, Mr Kabba Jarju, alias KBJ, a conference interpreter with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, explained that art and languages are one and the same. He revealed that if we speak and understand one another, then there will be no trouble in the world.
Mr Jarju, who came from Bansang town in Central River Region and lived in abroad for a number of years, described the art exhibition as the first of its kind in the history of the Gambian art exhibition. He noted that art works from different parts of the world such as Tanzania, Rwanda etc are shown.
He added that the KBJ art promotion, in collaboration with Oko Drammeh multimedia, intends to take Gambian artists especially musicians to China, Rwanda and other countries in December 2008, for many more international art exhibitions and performances. The trip will be sponsored by KBJ conferences and will take along some Gambians artists like Njogu Touray of Shkura Arts in Latrikunda German and others.
Speaking earlier, Mr Oko Drammeh the veteran of multimedia, expressed their intention to empower women, children and the youth of this country.
Mr. Drammeh went on to say his main objective is to make Banjul city into a cultural tourist capital. Noting that plans are already on the way and that we will work closely with BCC in Banjul. He said Banjul has a history of art and music that will be maintained. He described Banjul as a historical and intellectual capital which needs more tourists for more development projects in the art and music industries.