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Traditional Gambian Dance
Belong dancing, singing and rhythmic slapping to daily living an African.
Each ritual and each festival has linked its own music and with that
dancing. The dancing are an interaction between the drummer and the dancer.
It is thus not strange that three main Gambian dance has been called to the
This dancing has been based on the music of the Djola, a population in
Foni-gebied and gambia, the Casamance in Senegal and the north of guinee-Bissau.
A dance which was performed at funerals of the society elders. Today it has
lost some of this connection and is also performed during naming and
The origin of this dancing lies in guinee and Mali at Malinke-stam. In
contrast to village drumming and dancing, regional and national ballets are
highly choreographed with many dancers moving in unison.
A dance which emanates from the 'Cassa' clan of the Jola ethnic group called
the Cassamance. During the dance, the 'Kumpo' performs its all-action
spinning dance while two of the female dancers undertake a fire-eating
routine. If that's not enough, the 'mortar and pestle' man goes through his
unique act - you won't know which way to look!
A dance - usually performed at the end of harvest time. The female dancers
carry 'sawandang' - the implements used for winnowing: separating the chaff
from grains after the millet, maize or coos have been ground.
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Gambian Griot School
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Griots used to perform for kings and warriors. Their traditional
songs have been played for centuries. This music is timeless.
Therefore we feel that African griot music deserves a place in
the spotlight. We promote it through releasing Cd's, through our
websites and through teaching at our Gambian Griot School of
Music and Dance.
The school is situated in Fajikunda, a quiet suburb of
Serrekunda, The Gambia. Manager is Dembo Jobarteh, a well known
koraplayer, singer and drummer. He's also the main teacher who
will supervise all classes and make sure you'll have a good
In the old days griots were court musicians. We sang praise of
our renowned leaders, thereby telling the history of the region.
Nowadays our services are still sought after. We sing the
history of a tribe or family at naming ceremonies, weddings and
other social and religious occasions. To learn the enormous
quantity of traditional songs and to master the melodies and
rhythms that go with it, we have to study for many years.
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