Dec 5, 2008, 7:04 AM
West Coast Radio 1 “Sunu Vybes” show was launched on Saturday 3 May at the Bamboo Garden Hotel in Kololi.
The show, which has been running on air on 95.3 FM at West Coast Radio 1, is a weekly two-hour musical programme featuring Gambian artistes every Sunday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm taken by Ms Ashmaw Bah.
The show, set to promote and nurture Gambian music and artistes, also features guest artistes regularly.
The programme also gives opportunity to the public to talk and listen to Gambian artistes as well as to nurture young upcoming stars.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vybes show presenter, Ashmaw Bah, says the show is not only for featuring Gambian music, it also serves as a medium of factual news delivery of Gambian music industry.
While appealing for public support, as she cannot do it all alone, Ashmaw says the show has continued to positively attract artistes, the public and listeners across the country.
While explaining the uniqueness of the show, she says the show also has a facebook page and a website where listeners also monitor the programme.
She thanked QCell, Moggie Chicken, Peak milk, AmRA and West Coast Radio for the support.
The CEO of AmRA, Tombong Saidy, told the gathering that the event had also launched a concept that would revolutionize the music industry.
The show, he notes, also supports local artistes.
He added that supporting Gambian artistes also helps to grow the economy as the money paid to Gambian artistes are spent in The Gambia.
“As long as we want to support Gambian music and Gambian artistes, you too have to produce good music,” Saidy tasks Gambian artistes.
“Create your own tunes, brand of music, and avoid the copyrights. Gambian artistes must learn and study music; you have to have Gambian guitarists, drummers and instrumentalists,” he appealed to them.
He further urged the artistes to be united and support one another other.