The first Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport takes place in The Gambia from 7 to 17 January 2017 organised by Camp Africa, Global Hands and SABLE Publications.
Mboka means ‘One Family’ in Wolof and will offer festival go-ers 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!
The festival includes:
- 9 day Bike Challenge
- 7 day Literary Festival
- 7 day Book Fair
- 3 day Responsible Tourism Seminar
- 3 Day “Good Market” Food fair
- 2 day Art Exhibition
- 3 Day Community Cultural
- 4 day River Excursion
- 2 day Conference
- 1 day Youth Conference
- 1 Day Marathon Challenge
- 1 Day Yoga Challenge
Culminating in a Chefs Award competition and Fundraising Dinner.
A charitable cause is supported by each partner from funds raised within the festival
The festival is underpinned with a ‘Responsible Tourism’ remit advised and guided by award winning responsible tourism activist, Mr Adama Bah, founder of Camp Africa.
“The Gambia as a mature tourism destination with over 50 years of experience has a lot to share especially in the area of Responsible Tourism Development: experiences of making The Gambia a better place to live in and a better place to visit – recognising that it is the positive interaction between peoples of diverse cultures that makes The Gambia unique; this is The Gambia the MBOKA festival wants to showcase. Come and join us!”
The Responsible Tourism Seminar, Arts Exhibition, “Good Market” food fair, River Excursion and Bike Challenge are led by Camp Africa.
The Conference, Gambian Community Cultural events and Marathon Challenge are led by Global Hands.
The Literary Festival, Bookfair and Yoga Challenge are led by SABLE Publications with the Harlem BookFair (US) and Numbi Arts (UK).
The Youth Conference is programmed by the K.A.I. Youth Movement.
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