The union of Gambian musicians called MUSIGAM was formed
on Friday May 2, 2008. Its president is Jaliba
Kuyateh, the famed 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
Members can benefit from international co-operation
and assistance by connecting with other strong, international
financial institutions and musical organisations.