KEIGHLEY hip-hop music promoter Saby plans to take local musicians to New York next month for an international World Music showcase.

Saby, aka Sabir Hussain Khan, has returned from the city following meetings with radio stations and record labels to discuss the festival.

Among those Saby spoke to were promoter Marco Antoine and opera singer Antonio Watts.

When he returns for the showcase on April 17 he will meet the owner of Upper West Side Radio to discuss taking UK-based indie acts to the station for interviews.

Saby, from East Morton, said: "It was a great honour to be invited by the American media companies to assist them as a media consultant at the forthcoming event.

"This has been a great opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the Manhattan entertainment scene and I look forward to giving new musicians a chance to get on New York radio stations."

Saby started out as a Keighley College student promoting music and dance events for teenagers, and went on to work with leading hip-hop names like Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cents and G Unit.