International Roots Festival

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Country and Region GambiaBanjul
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Kanilai, Kololi, Banjul, and more, Gambia
Festival Contact Information

International Roots Secretariat
National Museum Premises
Independence Drive
Banjul, The Gambia
Phone: 220-422-7980
Fax: 220-422-7461

Festival Description

The Roots Festival is a homecoming festival that commemorates the forced enslavement and transport of the people of The Gambia away from their homeland. The festival through its cultural, educational and cultural program seeks to bring unity to the people of The Gambia. The celebration of music is a means for working towards a brighter, happy and peaceful future through the cultural richness of the arts.

Festival Dates February 4 - 10, 2011
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