Six years after the demise of Sierra Leone’s most versatile and mesmerising Reggae musical legend, Amara Kabba, his memory still lingers in the minds of reggae musicians in the country as they plan to commemorate Amara Kabba Night.
His Dutch wife, Tiebosch Kabba brought together some reggae musicians to set up a foundation in memory of her husband. The SHAIN Foundation was formed to promote reggae musicians in the country.
The foundation yesterday awarded her a certificate in recognition of her invaluable contribution in promoting reggae musicians in Sierra Leone through the SHAIN Founation.
The ceremony took place at the Sierra Leone Mesium during a press conference organized by the foundation.
Receiving the certificate Tiebosch Kabba expressed happiness for the gratitude the foundation has demonstrated to her. She encouraged the reggae musicians to continue with their good work in trying to promote reggae music in the country. She also explained that since the death of her husband she has been engaged in promoting the dreams of her late husband by supporting musicians to sing and record albums in the country.
She has been working with a group of blind musicians and other reggae artists in Sierra Leone and they are currently producing albums titled “Salone go Beteh”.
The National Coordinator of SHAIN Foundation Obi Phrase said he wants the entire citizenry of Sierra Leone to commemorate 22nd June as Amara Kabba Night in honour of the late reggae legend.
He revealed that on the 22nd of June this year all Rastafarians in the country will commemorate the death of Amara Kabba with a big live band concert.
By William Freeman