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One reason I enjoy visiting The Gambia so much is the vibrant musical tradition found there, especially is the rhythm of the djembes. Read more
Earlier this year the Amadu Bansang Jobarteh School of Music opened its doors to the first of its pupils. During my last trip to The Gambia, I paid them a visit. Read more
Earlier this year, musician Sona Jobarteh, from London, announced the coming of a new song and video to be dedicated to her ancestral home, The Gambia, which she works hard to promote. Read more
Chris Sylla tells us about the challenge, as well as the ultimate joy, of working on a recording project in The Gambia. Read more
Thanks to Chris Sylla for this, the third in a series of features about traditional West African musical instruments found in The Gambia. Read more
Following on from a great post about the balafon, here is the second in a series of features about traditional West African instruments by Chris Sylla. Read more
The balafon, similar in appreance to a Europran Xylophone, dates back to the courts of the Mandinka Empire and is still a popular West African instrument today. Read more
Highlighting one aspect of Gambia's wonderful culture. Read more
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