16 January 2013

Gambia: Artical Slice to Introduce Gambia Reggae Rekla

After coming up with one OF the most-watched GRTS TV shows called 'Total Reggae Connections in 2010', Artical Slice will once again thrill the Gambian populace on Sunday as he prepares to initiate a new variety that would be of crucial impact on reggae music in The Gambia.

The show, which will be a sub section of Total Reggae Connection, is expected to create a platform for all bodies trading in the reggae fraternity of The Gambian music industry,

to display their talents and talk about issues with regards to reggae in the country. The program is called 'Gambia Reggae Rekla' and preparations are in full swing as the 1st Ed is set to drop on Sunday night, the 20th January.

Speaking to Foroyaa Art & Music Column during an exclusive interview with this reporter last weekend, Artical Slice was quoted as saying: "I was doing a show called 'Total Reggae Connection' which is like global reggae music, 5% of the music that I was playing was more of Jamaican videos. So now I sat down and have an idea of coming up with a new thing called 'Gambia Reggae Rekla'. This has to basically come for anybody who has an impact in the Gambian reggae zone". This, he said, includes artists, disc jockeys, producers, promoters and others. He further noted that the show has two segments namely; Interview Of The Week and Free Style Of The Week. The TV show will serve as an instrument for upcoming artists who have not yet shot a video clip, to show themselves to the world. The TV Presenter and Radio DJ revealed his observations that some upcoming artists who do not get promotions on the TV and radio are better than some so-called big named artists in the Gambia. The 24 minutes show will feature some Gambian reggae videos and according to the anchor, there might be news and information items in the show as time goes on. With some new changes in 2013, the show is expected to come with new backgrounds, promos and jingles come this Sunday.

Dilating on the state of The Gambian music, Artical described some Gambian artists as 'hypocrites', noting that they get no standard and no choice. He made it clear to this reporter that he would always stand to defend reggae music and said even the president loves reggae. The then musician spoke at length about the importance of reggae music and said he would never change his identity in advocating for reggae music in The Gambia.

Atical Slice finally thanks all his fans for being keen followers of his shows and the president for giving him the platform to display his talent.

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