The Gambian – African Kanilai international Cultural Festival

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Country and Region GambiaWestern Region
Type of Festival Drama, Music
Location of Festival Kanilai, Western Region, Gambia
Festival Contact Information

Office of the Organising Committee
C/O GRTS Kairaba Avenue
Banjul, Gambia
Phone +220 9907767
Fax: +220 9907767

Festival Description

The Kanilai international Cultural Festival hosts local and international participating groups for the festival as well as a competition. The inaugural festival’s vision in 2004 was to create an event for the uniting the people of Africa for regional and cultural developement. Participants include those from Mali, Guinea Bissua, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, South Africa, and Guinea Conakry. Renowned artists within the region include cultural actors and performers who are invited to participate in the show of African talent which is increasingly gaining popularity.

Festival Dates May 21 - June 7, 2010

Other Sources:

Articles and Reviews:
  • International Kanilai cultural festival extended by a week (jollofnews, June 6, 2010)
  • Gambia: Kanilai International Festival Reset to May 30th 2009 (The Daily Observer, March 26, 2009)
  • Breaking News:Kanilai Roots Festival round the corner!!, by Pa N MBai (Blogger News Network, June 21, 2007)


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