A Gambian traditional singer based in Sweden, Sulayman Ceesay, has released a new single, Saaliya.
Talking to What’s On-Gambia, he said the single is aimed at exhorting and encouraging the youths to go back to their culture.
“I realized many young people are now forgetting their culture and embracing Western culture. I am particularly keen on helping to instill a sense of pride in our cultural heritage. Saaliya is a revival of a classical Mandinka song which I hope will recall minds back.”
With his melodious voice that never fails to keep listeners riveted and ears in awe, the Bakoteh-born singer last year released another single, Gambia Kambengho. This, he said, was a call to unity among Gambians.
Sulayman Ceesay first made his foray into the artistic realm back in 1993 with communal drama performances under the tutelage of Nuha Darboe whom he credited with teaching him a “lot of things”.