African Music Promoter Discloses His Experiences
Friday, February 20, 2009
Oko Drammeh, a well-known Gambian music promoter and event organiser, grew up in The Gambia as a Disc Jockey for radio stations, nightclubs and social event.
The Banjul-born music promoter travelled far and wide in
He founded the African music festival in Delft Holland in 1983 as a taste of home for Africans living in
In an interview with this reporter recently at the Department of Arts and Culture in
Oko Drammeh revealed that he had also produced documentaries on African music and culture for BBC, written articles for Down Beat Magazine and organised a host of festivals, concerts, symposiums, and other cultural exhibitions.
He also revealed that he was the creative force behind the Sotokoto Band.
Oko Drammeh, a household name in African music, said he introduced stars like the Late Miriam Makeba of
According to him, he was also instrumental in introducing the music of Angelique KidJo of
In 2001, Oko Drammeh brought the ‘Night of the Griots’ on a
Author: Yerro Mballow