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Kanilai International Cultural Festival:
Attracts thousands of people from The Gambia and the Diaspora who all converge on the village of Kanilai in the Foni Kansala District of Western Region, the country home and birth place of President Jammeh. This cultural festival is normally in June every two years and has become a household name where you can join in and enjoy the cultural shows and dancing for this 16-day festival.
Roots Homecoming Festival:
Is a historical, cultural and educational event which invites all people of African descent and all persons committed to the well being of Africans and the development of Africa, to come home to The Gambia and participate in the Festival, which is also held in June, in alternate years to the Kanilai Festival!
If you are unable to attend either of the Festivals but would like to experience some of the wonderful culture The Gambia has to offer, two of the most spectacular places to be entertained are Makasutu and Kim Kombo, each with their own unique display of cultural entertainment.
Makasutu offers their “NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA“ Watch the torch light procession float down the creek and come ashore to entertain you with a range of entertainment including African dancing and fire-eating while you enjoy an African/European buffet dinner.
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