30 November 2012

Gambia: BFA Poised to Gain International Recognition for Gambian Music

The Baobab Fandemonium Award (BFA), a newly setup organization that tasked itself to lifting The Gambian artists and their music as well as creating awareness, has recently reaffirmed its readiness to advocate for Gambia's music to gain international recognition.

Speaking to journalists at a press briefing held at the Africell's Radio Station, along Kairaba Avenue, the coordinator of the organization said that the group comprises different professionals such as promoters journalists and fashion designers among others. He stated that the concept of the organization is to see what they can really do to change the dimension of the Gambian music by complementing the efforts of the artists and also to recognize their greatest achievements in the music industry.

"We have a 'definite chatter' and that is we just made it clear that everyone be special on what you are doing," he said, while noting that their mandate is also to try as much as possible to have pure Gambian music that would be suitable for international consumption. He added that they also monitor closely, the works of all the artists within the country and also pay homage to their projects.

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