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Kanilai As Groundbreaking Cultural Festival Performance

Jun 13, 2008, 7:39 AM | Article By: By Njie Baldeh

Kanilai, the hometown of The Gambian leader, was one of the venues for this year's International Roots Festival which has just ended in the country. The celebration of culture as the much-hyped event, took place in the Kanilai, Foni Kansala District.

The event, which ran from 30 May to 7 June 2008 under the distinguished Chief Patronage of His Excellency President Dr Alhaji YahyaJammeh, is designed to promote and develop our rich cultural heritage and diverse traditions of the different ethnic groups of the sub region.

Featuring cultural troupes from The Gambia and its neighbouring countries, the festival was characterised by mystical performances, music, dance and drama. Renowned musical giants in the sub- region also attended and participated in the event.