Kobokoto Lodge, Sanyang, Gambia January 2012

Kobokoto Lodge, Sanyang, Gambia Photo0541

wall art

wall art

The accurately named "Paradise Beach"

The accurately named “Paradise Beach”

Photo0525Photo0391Photo0392 Photo0511 The carver at Brikama market who made the head sculptures

Hand carved in Brikama, Gambia. A different head would be displayed each day of the week.

Hand carved in Brikama, Gambia. A different head would be displayed each day of the week.

In the foreground is Jali Buba Kouyate, Kora player.

In the foreground is Jali Buba Kouyate, Kora player.

Almost centre is Nansday Keita, our teacher. Stood second from the right is Jon Corbishley who organised the trip

Almost centre is Nansday Keita, our teacher. Stood second from the right is Jon Corbishley who organised the trip

Jali Buba Kouyate

Check out www.hannabiell.com for information about upcoming gigs with the band!

Check out http://www.hannabiell.com for information about upcoming gigs with the band!

Sabar is a traditonal drum from Northern Senegal - particularly around Dakar. These drums were owned by visiting reacher Modou Diouff.

Sabar is a traditonal drum from Northern Senegal – particularly around Dakar. These drums were owned by visiting reacher Modou Diouff.

Photo0452 Photo0442 Photo0438 The road to the beach Photo0423

Singing class at Kobokoto Lodge

Singing class at Kobokoto Lodge

Dundunfola Sanna with Fransady Keita (son of Nansady and Geraldine Keita)

Dundunfola Sanna with Fransady Keita (son of Nansady and Geraldine Keita)

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Alhassan (Sanna) Conde

Alhassan (Sanna) Conde

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Balafon practice in the shade

Balafon practice in the shade

Our practice area

Our practice area

Dining area, and tailor shop

Dining area, and tailor shop

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walk into town

walk into town

Sanyang on the road to BrikamaPhoto0373

1 thought on “Kobokoto Lodge, Sanyang, Gambia January 2012

  1. It looks like paradise but the people are so very poor, my memories are tinged with sadness. It was a great holiday though & it brought my drumming on loads.

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