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OKO DRAMEEH PROFILES OLA COCKER-THE AMAZING CREOLE MUSICIAN

OKO DRAMEEH PROFILES OLA COCKER-THE AMAZING CREOLE MUSICIAN

Percussionist and Conga player of Gambia's Eagles Jazz Band

Ola Coker is a Gambian drummer and an original member of The Eagles Jazz Band with an exquisite experience of Gambian Congolese and Highlife music, a classic Rumba percussionist.

He is a living legend and most famous for being a member of the Eagles band of the Gambia. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Congolese and Gambian music rhythms with Gambian songs and Highlife music, paving the way for songs like "Fiesta Vous" , "Do…

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Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara clocks 90. What did he do for Gambia?

 Sir Dawda  Kairaba Jawara clocks 90. What did he do for Gambia?

Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, GCMG (born May 16, 1924) was the first leader of the Gambia, serving first as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970 and then as President from 1970 to 1994.

He was initially trained as a veterinary surgeon at the Glasgow veterinary school he then moved to complete his training at Liverpool University. From 1962 until 1970, when the country was a Commonwealth realm with Elizabeth II as head of state, Jawara was Prime Minister and head of government; a 1970 referendum made t…

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Oko Drameh profiles Alhaji Sait Camara- An Innovative Genuis

Oko Drameh profiles Alhaji Sait Camara- An Innovative Genuis

Alhaji Sait was one of the finest Xalam players in the history of Xalam playing. He makes the notes sing giving them the colour of a vocal performance. His dazzling virtuosity and innovative genius has earned him a legacy as a giant of the Xalam.

Alhagi Sait Camara is the son of the grand Griot Ada Camara of Kaur, the Gambia. Ada Camara was a renowned griot and historian of his time. His name travelled far and wide and he was called upon to narrate family ties and values of community belonging…

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