Monday, 18 June 2012 19:23(JollofNews) – The Gambia’s king of kora and cultural ambassador, Jaliba Kuyateh and his Kumareh Band, will on June 30th be performing a fund raising concert in the United Kingdom.
The concert which will take place at the Castle Green Leisure Centre, Gale Street, Dagenham, is organised by the Gambia United Society-UK, a registered UK-Gambian charitable organisation aim at fostering unity and creating a better understanding and awareness amongst Gambians in the Diaspora.
A large number of Gambians, Senegalese and other Africans in the UK are expected to attend the concert where the kora maestro will thrill fans with songs from his 15th album Toupi Ke Jang.
Funds raised from the concert will be used to kick-start a voluntary trust fund for members and to sponsor the basic needs of farmers in the Gambia who are affected by this year’s failed crop season.
The money will also be used to fund urgent needs of the association which include the repatriation of Gambians who die in the UK to the Gambia for burial.
Since its establishment in October 2005, the Gambia United Society-UK has contributed towards the socio-economic development objectives of the Gambia. This includes the donation of long-lasting insecticide mosquito bed nets to rural Gambian communities, donation of education materials to Gambian schools and support to victims of natural disasters.
‘Goudi Samdi’ crew of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) are expected in London to cover the event.
For further details please visit http://gambiaunitedsociety.org
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