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West Afrucan drumming group, Tamala

Photo Essay: Tamala West African Drumming Troupe

Last December when I joined a group of travel bloggers in The Gambia, we visited the West African drumming group, Tamala, and witnessed the most fantastic display of percussion and dance I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot!). All the bloggers, including myself were mesmerised and we couldn’t believe how the group kept their […]

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Senegalese singer, Youssou N’dour, makes a welcome return to The Gambia

Today we have some exciting news for world music fans  about the  Senegalese singer, Youssou N’dour, one of West Africa’s most famous singers, who many people in the UK will know through his hit single with Neneh Cherry, 7 seconds and other collaborations working with the likes of Sting, Paul Simon,Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman and […]

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Fofoulah free track download!

A free track download for Fofoulah, a band blending urban music with traditional west African rhythms.

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Foday Musa Suso

Foday Musa Suso and the kora

Foday Musa Suso is one of The Gambia’s most famous musicians and a virtuoso kora player.

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Gambian kora player Sura Susso

Sura Susso, brother of world renowned kora player Seckou Keita, is fast becoming an international name in his own right. He will be appearing at Shoreham’s Ropetackle Centre on Saturday 2nd June and is well worth checking out if you are in the area. Sura is also appearing as a special guest on Thursday 10th May […]

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