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Gam Jam Fest – the winter festival in The Gambia!

As if you needed another reason to get your winter sun fix in The Gambia, Gam Jam Fest makes December an even more appealing time to visit.
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The Djembe, the rhythm of West Africa

One reason I enjoy visiting The Gambia so much is the vibrant musical tradition found there, especially is the rhythm of the djembes.
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An exciting new school in The Gambia

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.
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Sona Jobarteh's Single Dedicated to The Gambia Released Today

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.
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Toumaranke's debut CD, the polyphonic sounds of West Africa

Chris Sylla tells us about the challenge, as well as the ultimate joy, of working on a recording project in The Gambia.
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The krin, the African log drum

Thanks to Chris Sylla for this, the third in a series of features about traditional West African musical instruments found in The Gambia.
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The bolon, a rarely seen member of the harp family

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.
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The story of the balafon, an ancient West African musical instrument

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.
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Photo Essay: Tamala West African Drumming Troupe

Highlighting one aspect of Gambia's wonderful culture.
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