The union of Gambian musicians called MUSIGAM was formed on Friday
May 2, 2008. Its president is Jaliba Kuyateh,
Kora player. The forerunner of the union was GAMMA (the Gambian's
Musicians Association ) formed in 2006.
The union's core objectives are to raise the status of musicians
in Gambia. To enhance the profile of Gambian music and culture,
to set a reasonable rate of pay for artist and to carry out cultural
exchanges with world musicians and academics.
Members can benefit from international co-operation and assistance
by connecting with other strong, international financial institutions
and musical organisations.