Gambia: Organisers Brace Up for Briks-Tone Fiesta

Organisers under the aegis of Badinyaa One Family Promotions and Stand Stall Promotion of Glasgow, Scotland, are warming up for their fourth annual music and cultural extravaganza dubbed Bricks-Tone Fiesta.

Scheduled to take place on the 17th February, 2013 at the Brikama Football Park, the proceeds of the festival, according to the organisers will be donated to the cosmopolitan town's health centre with a view to enhancing health service delivery.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Observer, Badinyaa's national coordinator, Alieu Darboe explained that the event will be an all day and night musical and cultural festival that will feature artistes such as international kora maestro Jaliba Kuyateh and his Kumareh Band, Pa Bobo Jobarteh and his Touba Kaira Band, Gambia's international dancehall sensation Rebellion The Recaller, Tanza Vybz of Jamaica, DJ Dee Cee and Global link Family of UK, Masta Lion of Finland, and many more.

Darboe further told the Daily Observer that their intention is to continue staging the festival annually through which they can raise awareness on issues of multiculturalism, the importance of health care to the people, amongst others. "We would also like to use the festival as another tool to promote Gambian tourism to the world so as to attract many visitors to the country; bring together the people living within and outside Brikama; promote and expose Gambian talents," he indicated.

As part of efforts to popularize the festival, Darboe disclosed that they have local and international marketing team working exclusively to generate excellent regional media coverage, amongst others.

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