In Kanilai Festival S/Leone’s troupe retain title

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sierra Leone’s cultural troupe in the 4th edition of the Kanilai International Cultural Festival has again emerged champions of the famous mystical power competition.

The Sierra Leoneans beat their arch rivals, the Malians, who came in 2nd after a fierce display of real African mystical power.

The Sierra Leonean troupe’s trophy was handed over to them by the Chief Patron of the festival, President Yahya Jammeh, in the presence of Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to The Gambia who was amongst many dignitaries at the closing ceremony of the bi-annual event.

Soon after receiving the trophy, the troupe was jubilating around the festival grounds in their traditional attires with the trophy held high up.

It could be recalled that the Director of Culture of Sierra Leone’s Kolleh Dura Suma who heads the Sierra Leonean cultural troupe to the festival in an earlier interview with this paper vowed that his troupe will retain the title in the famous mystical power competition.

Author: Written by DO
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper