28 December 2012

Liberian Gospel Artist Warns Against Piracy

Appearing on Voice of America (VOA) 'the African Beat' Program, a popular Liberian gospel artist, Eveine Natt Kamara, called for strong action to be taken pirates, as piracy was destroying the musical industry of Liberia. She also called on those involved in pirating her songs and other artists' to put a halt to it.

Mrs. Kamara, who won the hearts of Liberians with the song "Dependable God," classified piracy as clear violation of the law and the rights of Liberian artists.

She said relevant authorities needed to take tougher action in order "to restrain the law governing all artists in the country."

"Something has to be done to curb the copyright violations," she urged, and said the entire industry was suffering the outcome of the illegal right for people to get more benefits from the products of others.

The successful musical artist that continues to inspire the rest of the world She said the industry could deteriorate as a result of this ugly action when immediate action is not taken against the violators.

"The entire industry suffers when CDs that do not pay royalty to the artists are bought by people," he stated.

The Liberian gospel singer returns home from the USA during the week after almost four months on her first concert which took her to several US states.

Upon her return, she expressed happiness to be back, and noted that the opportunity to tour States in the US gave her a new sense of urgency in her ministry.

The eloquent musician departed for America on August 17, 2012 where she released her latest album 'No More' which is said to be a declaration for Liberians, the program was held at Silver Spring in Maryland, USA.

According to a dispatch, Liberia Ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh was in attendance.

She also ministered at the University of Liberia Aluminize Choir Recital in Atlanta, Georgia at which time the 50 members backed her as she sang the Krahn dialect song 'Awilay Yusu'.

Meanwhile, Eveine Natt Kamara is expected to rock the famous Sports Commission on Broad street on New Year day as she officially launch her Rural Scholarship Fund to assist children in the interior with educational materials and fees to pursue academic goals as she declared entrance free but DVD from her USA trip will be on sale as proceeds will go toward the scholarship.

She at the same time called on all to make it a schedule to be part of the program on Tuesday January 1, 2012.

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