Afro-Mandingo sound revisited

Friday, June 13, 2008
The Alliance Franco-Gambienne (AFG) in Serrekunda was last Saturday turned into a music groove as Dembadu, a band which is based in Sukuta, churned out four hours of continuous music. With a wide repertoire of songs melodiously derived from the Afro-Mandingo sound, Dembadu has plunged the plubic into the glorious of Guelewar Jazz Band and Ifamondy Jazz Band.

Dembadu Band’s musicians powerfully expressed their creative potential with a tremendous musical power that swayed and moved the capacity audience till the early hours of Sunday morning.

Toul Berro and his friends treated the audience with a combination of diverse styles and traditions that appeared to have a soul. Despite the fact that Gambia’s musical identity has been diluted with Mbalax, Dembadu Band certaintly constitutes the last citadel of hope.

Author: by Abdoulie John