West African drumming in The Gambia organised by Batafon Arts African Holidays Dance and Performance
Drum and Dance in GambiaIn The Gambia we can offer the same drum and dance tuition as in Guinea Conakry, but you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful beaches and a more lively night life if you wish. Although the tourist hotels are in the vicinity, you will be staying with local people, so will not come into contact with large numbers of visitors unless you go to the hotels.
Boy DrumsAs in Guinea, you will stay on our compound and be taught by local musicians. In the season, these musicians can be seen performing at local hotels each evening. Out of season, they perform perhaps once or twice a week.
Traditional BraidingThere are also some interesting places to visit around the area, getting away a little from the immediate area. Lonely Planet and Rough Guide are good publications to look at before you go. In addition, our friends at the compound will be happy to show you these places and give you as much guidance as you would like. Examples of other activities are fishing trips, bird watching and a visit to the local crocodile pool.
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