As Groundbreaking Cultural Fiesta Opens
Kanilai, the birthplace of the Gambian leader, will be involved in a weekend celebration of culture as the much-hyped Kanilai International Cultural Festival kick-starts this evening in Kanilai, Foni Kansala District.
The event, which will run from 22nd June to 8th July 2007 under the distinguished chief patronage of His Excellency President Dr Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, is designed to revive, promote and develop our rich cultural heritage and showcase the diverse performance traditions of the different ethnic groups of the sub region.
Featuring cultural troupes from the nook and cranny of the Gambia and its neighbouring countries, the festival will be characterised by mystical displays, masquerade performance, music, dance and drama extravaganzas. Renowned musical giants in the sub-region will also attend and participate in this show of exceptional African talent, which is increasingly gaining popularity.