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Date
January 06-20-2018
Location
The Gambia, West Africa
Organizers
3 Professional Organizers

Welcome to Mboka Festival

 About Us

The founders and co-ordinators of the Mboka Festival are three award winning organisations that operate internationally through their founders. Behind each organisations are enigmatic, productive personalities of international repute who have produced groundbreaking and inspiring programmes, events and material.

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 OUR MISSION 

Mboka means ‘One Family’ in Wolof and will offer festival goers a 10-day festival of distinction and diversity that celebrates Gambian cultural heritage alongside African diasporic cultural heritage. It is a One World, Diasporan, Pan-African experience!

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MBOKA FESTIVAL EVENTS SCHEDULE  

  • Day 1 – Opening Ceremony
    Day 1 – Opening Ceremony
    11:00 - 20:00 Manduar Hub
    Opening ceremony, community cultural performances including music by Tatadinding - The Gambia's Kora Maestro

    Speakers:

  • Day 1 – African Style Yoga
    Day 1 – African Style Yoga
    Sandele Lodge, Kartong
    African style Yoga with the Numbi Arts Group

    Speakers: Numbi Arts Group

  • Day 11 – Festival Closing Ceremony
    Day 11 – Festival Closing Ceremony
    10:00 - 14:00 Senegambia Hotel
    Festival close / Breakdown of SABLE/HBF International Bookfair and Art Exhibition / "Good Food" market
    Participants: Open to all

    Speakers: Camp Africa, SABLE Litmag

  • Day 11 – Poetry Panel
    Day 11 – Poetry Panel
    12:00 Senegambia Hotel
    Poetry panel; Sending your work for international submission in journals and competition with Kadija Sesay
    Participants: Open to all

    Speakers: SABLE Litmag

  • Day 11 – “Ninkinanka” Field Trip Excursion
    Day 11 – “Ninkinanka” Field Trip Excursion
    overnight Sandele Lodge, Kartong
    "Ninkinanka" field trip excursion
    Participants: Open to participants only

    Speakers: Camp Africa

  • Day 11 – Closing Event
    Day 11 – Closing Event
    20:00 - 23:00 Mango Tree, Fajara
    Closing Event: Open Mic Poetry plus DJ's and Rojal Messenjah (tbc)
    Participants: Open to all, ticket @ D100

    Speakers: SABLE Litmag

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

Dr. Momodou Sallah
Dr. Momodou Sallah
Global Hands - The Gambia
Kadija George
Kadija George
SABLE PUBLICATIONS
Adama Bah
Adama Bah
Camp Africa

PRESS RELEASE

Good Market – Linking Tourists to Buying Local Products

MBOKA 2017 EVENT The event is a follow up to the 2015/2016 “Good Market” initiative, organised by the Consumer Protection Association of the Gambia (CPAG) and the Association of Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism (ASSET). However, while the 2015 project had its

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DONATION FOR CHARITY

The Roots Nursery School is located in the Sambuyang Madikulay village of The Gambia. The village has a population of 8,000 people; however, with only one other nursery in the area, hundreds of children are left loitering in the streets, waiting for a place. Once built, the Roots Nursery School will provide free education for 300 children aged between 3 and 6. There will be three grades and 3 classes in each grade. The School also aims to create a daycare centre.

Education is the key to development. In the new Sambuyang village of The Gambia, almost 90% of the inhabitants are illiterate. By focusing on the younger generation, the Roots Nursery School seeks to create a better future for the village.


Bank Payments can be made to:

Account Name: African Writers Abroad

Account No: 40191352

Sort Code: 09-06-66

Bank Name: Santander

(UK BASED)

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