The Back to Africa Music Promotions Tour, an initiative design to promote the plight of abandon children and orphans, is organizing two mega concerts in collabo with Kanilai Group International (KGI) as part of their 2012/13 tour of the Smiling Coast of Africa.
Slated for 4th of January in Busumbala, the event will be follow by another mega concerts on 19th January Independence Stadium. The event, according to the organizers, will featured notably- Dr Olugander, Magnificent Joe, heard Breaker, idealistic, Benjamin ,Balla Ranks, MJ Mbaye and Jaye Mbaye, Queenparla, Junior Don and many more.
In an interview with What's On, A Rahman Njie, the initiator of the Back to Africa Movement Music Promotion explained that the initiative was formed in 1997 in France and has organized events in France that attract different artistes from around the globe.
As a Gambian artist now based in the USA, he maintained that this organization was set up mainly to help children through music. "We also want to build a school inside the centre for this abandon children and children from poor families. We also want to expose them to different skills like mechanic and other different domain so as to trained our youths.I choose Gambian because I'm a Gambian and I love my country. So we want to take Gambia as a headquarters for our organization" he added.
A Rahman then extend sincere greetings to the Gambian leader His Excellency Sheikh professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, and his cabinet while also appealing for their support to make this project becomes a reality. He maintained that from Gambia then they want to spread to other African countries stressing that they are currently in the country with some Jamaican artistes like Jah Turban, Dr Dean I, Jah Lightening from Ghana, A Rahman, a Gambian artist based in the US.
"Inside our projects we also want to promote Gambian talents and produce them and even if possible organized shows in Europe, where Gambian artists will be will be invited. So am appealing to all Gambian artist to come and join our movement to play a part where we all can work together to develop our country through music. Our big event will be at the Independence Stadium on 19th January and we are calling on all Gambian to come and support this worthy course in our quest to build to Marcus Garvey Centre in the country".
Muhammed Drammeh, of Mike Promotions, thank the entire management of KGI in the persons of Pa Bojang and Solo Marreh, for their support stressing that they have been instrumental in the whole event. He thank the National Assembly Member for Kombo North Pa Lamin Jatta and the entire members of the Busumbala VDC, for their support towards the event. The tour, he added, is not a profits making but a move design to contribute totowards national development and then call on all to come on board and support the initiative to make it a success.
They also use the opportunity to thank Lamin Kabba of Star GSM, Sister Tina Jones from Chicago, US and Amy St Pierre Aminata from the US, Sara Bush from the Uk, Omar Jonga all those who supported the initiatives.
What's On will keep you updated about more venues and developments as it unfolds.