Gambia International KORA and Cultural Festival

The Gambia International KORA and Cultural Festival 2021 will take Banjul by a storm with Jaliba Kuyateh, Lamin Jobarteh {Alias} King Kora, Jali Ansumana Suso, Buba Mbaye, Jali Kebba Kuyateh, Jali Lamin Kuyateh, Jali Ngali Mbaye, Jali Suntou Suso, Jali Suso, Mohammed Suso, Sankung Jobarteh, Tatadinding Jobarteh, Sona Jobarteh, Sidiki Jobarteh, Lamin Suso, Pa Bobo Jobarteh, Sulayman Jobarteh and more Gambian & Kora icons will perform. Guest artists ST Brikama Boyo ,Jali Madi and Jizzle are to grace the occasion , other artists from Mali, Senegal ,Guinea Conakry ,Guinea Bissau will also be performing.

Event Details

The Gambia International KORA and Cultural Festival 2021 will take Banjul by a storm with Jaliba Kuyateh, Lamin Jobarteh {Alias} King Kora, Jali Ansumana Suso, Buba Mbaye, Jali Kebba Kuyateh, Jali Lamin Kuyateh, Jali Ngali Mbaye, Jali Suntou Suso, Jali Suso, Mohammed Suso, Sankung Jobarteh, Tatadinding Jobarteh, Sona Jobarteh, Sidiki Jobarteh, Lamin Suso, Pa Bobo Jobarteh, Sulayman Jobarteh and more Gambian & Kora icons will perform. Guest artists ST Brikama Boyo ,Jali Madi and Jizzle are to grace the occasion , other artists from Mali, Senegal ,Guinea Conakry ,Guinea Bissau will also be performing.

START:

20th January 2021

END:

21th January 2021

The KORA 2021 Festival, will be taking place in The Gambia on the 20- 21 January 2021. Showcasing the live performances of over 50 Kora artists, groups, Gambian and African Icons and other artistes on four stages at the National Stadium, including an opening ceremony on 20 January broadcasted live on about different TV Channels, Newspapers and other medium worldwide while the artists will take stage on the 21 for life performance.

The Event will be held on the 20 January 2021 at the International Stadium

Day one Workshop on Kora
Date: 20 January 2021
Time: 08:00 – 16:00 pm
Venue: unconfirmed

Day Two Life performance by artists
Date: 21 January 2021
Time: 20:00pm – 06:00 am
Venue: independent Stadium Bakau

Contact: The Citizen Entertainment (Citizen Media Group)

WHY THE KORA FESTIVAL?

The purpose of the festival is to promote Gambian culture, create opportunity for upcoming Gambian artists, create platform for Kora players worldwide and also to inform the world about the origin of Kora.

With less than four months to go before the ceremony, the countdown to the KORA Festival is officially on.

The event will be the first Kora festival in the Gambian soil, although one was organized not possible but not like this year event. It will be held at the National Independent Stadium for the first time and promises to deliver a succession of stand-out performances from artists from the Gambian soil and beyond.

In honour of its first birthday, KORA has added a veritable fest of musical activities to this year’s celebrations and also send the West African nation name to the world about the rich culture and synonymous to the warm welcoming of tourists. This Year KORA Festival will feature a plethora of artists on four stages performing live (January 22 and 23, 2021); and this show will showcase not only Gambia’s but Africa’s rich glamour culture and after the event Certificates will be award to the participating artists.

“National Independence Stadium has become synonymous with some of the music industry’s most renowned events”.

“KORA 2nd will be the biggest and best KORA event ever in the Gambia” says Mr Saloum Sheriff Janko the event organizer.

KORA is going to be a true African village over an exciting two-day period. It’s going to be a real African Festival.”

KORA 2nd is being staged in partnership with, the Department of Arts and Culture and the Gambia Ministry of Culture

The event is part of efforts to promote the Gambian culture internationally, also to inform the world about the 21-string instrument originated from the Gambia.

The Music and film Industry in Gambia is certainly growing, but still has a long way to go, but collectively we can make improve our music and film industry as many promoters belief.

 

Some years ago many were discouraged about the music industry in the Gambia but today hopes are gradually coming that our young talented artists can perform at international level if they get the home support, The Citizen Entertainment in Gambia can prove that young Gambian musicians can make it to higher level.

For further information, please contact Mr. Saloum Sheriff Janko The Citizen Entertainment on +2207039065 or via mail: gamkora@gmail.com or jankosheriff@gmail.com

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