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Senegalese star Titi to perform live on Christmas Carnival

Dec 2, 2011, 2:27 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Information reaching  Entertainment has revealed that Senegalese female artiste Titi, along with prominent Gambian artistes Pa Omar Jack, Ballaranks, Jalex, Mighty Joe, Dr Oluganda and others, will be part of the concert come 25 December at the Dream Park.

The event was organised by Champion Sounds Promotions.

Speaking in a telephone interview with Entertainment on Wednesday, DJ Lamin Cham, the brain behind the show, said concert is part of celebrations marking Christmas carnival.

He added that cultural part of it will feature activities like campus hunting kangkurang, gesseh gesseh, and quiz competition between schools kids.

Soon to Open: Ebunjan Theatre Centre, One of a Kind in Africa

The Gambia art industry is set for the stratosphere as the country’s first theatre centre opens on 16 December 2011, to be one of a kind in Africa.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday at its new building, Janet Badjan-Young, the brain behind the project, said the opening of the new centre is facilitated by the Ebunjan Performing Arts Association.

The domed-shaped structure, located opposite the Gambia Football Association House, is now a stunning landmark at the Kanifing Institutional Area.

Madam Badjan-Young told journalists that the Ebunjan Performing Arts Association, an NGO committed to development of arts and culture, launched a project which included building a professional theatre and training talented youths in all areas of performing arts, such as traditional and modern dance, drama, traditional music, and poetry. The building project, which started in March 2009, is in its completion stages. “And we are working fervently to finish it before the opening,” she said.

According to her, the aim of the theatre is to encourage the young and the old to enjoy the artistic and cultural part of life in The Gambia. “We shall do our best to present the kinds of programmes which will be uplifting, educative and enjoyable,” she added. “The doors of the theatre will be open to all ethnic groups, all foreigners living in this country and of course tourists.”

The programme for the opening is simple, but different, she said, adding that an international cocktail will be served from 6:30-7:30pm.

She added: “There will be delicacies and other stuff that will meet the taste of delegates and visitors from various parts of the world, such as India, Morocco, Italy, Sierra Leone, China, America, Lebanon and course The Gambia.

Madam Young said the President of the Republic of The Gambia and the First Lady of The Gambia, the Vice-President and officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture including Madam Fatou Mas Jobe-Njie will grace the occasion.

She therefore thanked UNESCO and all those who contributed in one way or the other to the success of the project.