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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 15 May 2012 :  22:20:41  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Gambia’s first International Kora Festival was supposed to be held in Brikama, WD from 16th to 29th April 2012. I have not seen any newspaper article on the event lately.

It seems there has been a press blackout regarding the event.

Has the festival been held?
What happened?


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gainde

Sweden
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Posted - 18 May 2012 :  13:53:10  Show Profile  Visit gainde's Homepage Send gainde a Private Message
Moved to November 1st through 4th 2012 according to Oko's facebook page.
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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 18 May 2012 :  15:25:03  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Thanks for that information. There were last munites changes then.

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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 21 May 2012 :  17:53:14  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Aha

Kora Festival moved to November to ignite tourism season


Monday, May 21, 2012
The much talked about Gambia’s maiden International Kora Festival that has in recent times received great attention from both the government and the private sector has been rescheduled for November 1-4, to coincide with the start of the 2012-2013 tourism season, organisers have disclosed to the Daily Observer.


The rescheduling, according to the chief organiser and the brainchild of the festival, Oko Drammeh, was deliberately done to ignite the tourism season when it resumes in November.

“The festival is planned to take place from November 1st to the 4th 2012 with artistes invited including Mory Kante, Jaliba Kuyateh, Djibi Drammeh, Mahawa Kuyateh, Kura Mbissan, Toumani Diabate, Sona Joberteh, Sambou Suso, Neneh Suso, Tata, Jali Kebba, Lamin Saho, Pabobo, Sekou Saho, Alhagi Mbaye, Haruna Kuyateh, etc.

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Santanfara



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Posted - 23 May 2012 :  01:01:15  Show Profile  Visit Santanfara's Homepage Send Santanfara a Private Message
Momodou, the problem here is that, there was a Kora festival back in 2008 organise in parntership with oneGambia.com, backed by the ministry of culture. I am now wondering why is Oko calling this November festival the '1st'? It is very discouraging to see people not appreciating the efforts of others. I have a DVD of the 2008 international Kora festival with foriegn dignitaries. Oko should avoid using words that will bring down the cultural sacrifices of others.
Pa Njie and his camera crew did well, I for one commend him. anyone interested can visit www.onegambia.com and see the 2008 kora festival video.

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Momodou



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Posted - 23 May 2012 :  08:51:49  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Suntu, I know about that festival and have a DVD too from OneGambia. The first International Kora festival was in fact organised by Rishala (Rees) Njie of Jalikunda Sweden (Cultureassociation Africa in Östberga in collaboration with Art Council Gambia/Stockholm's town's Kulturförvaltning/Swedish Institute/the Danish embassy/the Southern theater/CinemAfrica, Cultureassociation AfroArt/ABF/Stallet and Rfod) back in 2005.

I just wondered how comes this festival was not held and why they had to wait until May 21st to inform about the postponement of a festival that should have been held in April. Usually the public should be informed that an event is postponed before the planned event and not after. Something is missing.

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