The Second Kankurang Festival 18-20th 2019 Leaflet
Updated: Aug 23, 2021
If you are a resident or tourist and in the country 18-20th January 2019 why not make your way up river to Janjanbureh for the Second Kankurang Festival!
Non residents /visitors are asked to make a donation
for the whole three day event (excluding tours or workshops on Sunday as priced in programme below) for a minimum of 10 Dollars, approx £8 - £10. British Pounds, Euros, Dollars or Dalasi are all acceptable. (Note! There are no banks in below Janajnbureh.
Bring sufficient cash for your stay) A band will allow you access to the various masquerade parades
and Jaliba Kuyateh concert.
To aid you reading the accompanying leaflet, it is summarised here:
Supported by NCAC to
interpret and preserve national heritage sites
coordinate the development of creative and performing arts
documenting the history and oral traditions of The Gambia
utilising existing cultural diversity as a source of strength
galvanise our people towards a common understanding and mutual respect of each others values and traditions
"safeguard the development of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage is promoting development”
Supported by Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) with support from EU and International trade Centre (ITC)
to strengthen existing socio-economic and cultural arts in Janjanbureh and the surrounding communities
to support youth employment
The history of the Kankurang can be followed here
Kebba Sillah: Head of Hospitality +220 3251112
For all other enquiries including arrangement of transport
Omar Jammeh: President of Kankurang Festival +220 2222446
Momodou Saidykhan (Justice) :Marketing and Publicity +220 3646208
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Explore the site for information in general about Janjanbureh.
To enable community-led development
To enable Janjanbureh and surrounding areas to develop responsible, sustainable pro-poor tourism for the benefit of the community whilst respecting the local culture, traditions and the natural environment
To enable rural regeneration so the school population of today is assured of a prospering town sufficient to reduce rural /urban/ irregal migration
The role of the charity is now to support through promotion.