June 19 2013 Latest news:
Lauren Morley, Reporter
Monday, July 9, 2012
Music echoed through Dagenham’s Castle Green as a celebrated Gambian musician put on a show to remember and raised £10,000 for struggling farmers in his home country.
Jaliba Kuyateh and his band performed at the centre in Gale Street on June 30, attracting a crowd of 700.
The concert was organised by the Gambia United Society (GUS), to support poor farmers affected by last year’s crop failure in The Gambia.
Bakebba Camare, the chairman for GUS, said: “It breaks my heart to see our people suffer, I am humbled by the support from our community here in the UK.
“I know the affected farmers would get through this difficult period with our collective efforts. The night was a memorable one.”
A musical DVD of the event will be on sale and aims to help raise further funds.
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