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Mauritanian Musical Group Participates In Roots Festival

Jun 13, 2008, 7:45 AM | Article By: By Njie Baldeh

Thewave-makingMauritanianMusicalapostlecommonlyknownasDiddalJaalal,hasstronglyparticipatedinthejustendedInternationalRootsFestivalinthecountry. The Festival whichisanannualevent,wasorganisedbytheDepartmentofTourismandCulture through the NationalCouncilforArtsandCulture.

Speaking to'Entertainment' onthelastdayoftheFestivalatMakasutu, theheadoftheMauritanianMusicalGroup,Ba DjibrilNgawa,hassaidthattheFestivalisagrassrootsworkforanycultural.

developmentinAfrica. He said this festival has playedaveryimportant role inunitingpeopleparticularlymusicianswhoattendedit.TheMusicalGroupLeaderfurtherexplainedthatthisyearRootsFestivaladdsvaluetothe culturalGroups.

According to him, hismusicalgroupstartedtoattendtheInternationalRootsFestivalinTheGambiasince2005, addingthattheywereverymuchimpressed bywhattheyhaveseenduringthefestival.Thegroup singsbothinArabicandinFulalanguage.

Touching onthenumberofalbumshisgrouphas released so far, TheGroupLeaderpromisedtorelease analbumsoon. He saidthealbum aboutto be released isentitled 'Concern'anditwill befeaturingHIVAIDS, Childhood, Friendship, Environmentalprotectionandequalitybetweenmenandwomen.

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