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UK music promoters in town, poised to develop upcoming musicians

Mar 1, 2013, 11:03 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Two UK music promoters Karen Sonko and Tracey Stewast are currently in town to promote their music company called Access All as well as to help upcoming musicians to learn properly about music.

The two music promoters were accompanied to The Point Newspaper by Christopher Mendy Aka Chris Black.

In a brief chat with Entertainment on Wednesday at The Point newsroom, Karen Sonko, director of Access All Music, said they are music promoters as well as booking agents.

“We have concert festivals and workshops to introduce young people into the music industry,” she said, adding that in the next few weeks the main base of Access All Music will be in The Gambia and both of them will move to The Gambia to run the business.

“Our mission is to help young people to learn about music as well as the use of copyrights, use of contracts, and how to promote themselves in the music system,” Karen said.

She thanked the department of National Centre for Art and Culture for their support, saying her company will be highly honoured to work with them.

According to her, the reason for this current visit is to promote a concert on 27 April at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, which prominent international artistes are expected to attend.

“We are working with a German agent, TST Entertainment, Tijan Ceesay and many others and this will be supported by Gambian artistes,” Madam Karen said, adding that five per cent of the ticket sales will be donated to GOVI.

“We will also bring Alex Marley to perform during Bob Marley Day,” Karen said.