Every year for the last 6
years my wife and soul mate Sarah and I go to The Gambia for some winter
sunshine around Jan/Feb time.
We always stay at the
Corinthia Atlantic in Banjul and last year it had been arranged that I should
bring with me a batch of 45s so that I could do a DJ spot in the hotel's
discotheque - yes, believe it or not they have twin decks as a fixture -
there are still some places who know how to do it right.
The hour spot was good fun -
plenty of banter with the guests plus a great bunch of people, some I
think from Leicester headed up by Steve - hello Steve if you read this.
The resident DJ there, Dicko
- pronounced DEE-CO is a top bloke and this is him pictured with me in
the DJ booth.
Salifu Dicko and his Apprentice
West Coast Radio - 2010
Following my Dee Jaying stint
at the hotel last year it was arranged for me to do a slot on Gambian
commercial radio - West Coast Radio on 95.3.
Practically as soon as I'd
arrived in mid-January my friend in the Gambia, Dicko, set things up
with the station DJ, Mickey "B".
It was a great experience and
the studio was set up pretty well considering that Gambia is a third
world country. I'm looking forward to visiting the studio again when I
hopefully return in 2011.
with Mickey "B" at West Coast Radio... now he
HAS got a tan!!
As some of you will know
there are occasions when I wear outfits that are a bit "different".
Every time I go out to The Gambia a local tailor makes up some suits and
jackets - a bit of fun as this is all done in the middle of a market
where goats and chickens wander around.
The photo below shows the
main man BABACAR BAH - sounds a good name for a DJ - never mind a tailor
- with two of the finished suits I had made up on my visit in 2010.
Babacar Bah and two of his creations
... cant wait for Colne!