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Extractions: Library and Archives In our Library you can now find articles, books and reports about culture - and we are constantly increasing it. GO! The Archives contain old news articles about culture, and a list of all we have published so far. GO! Culture - The Gambia African contemporary Art Djembe Online Yellowgate Newsletters News Wassu Stone Circles get Museum and Visitors Centre Banjul - GRTS TV News, May 28 2000 - Wassu stone circles, one of The Gambia's most important relics site, now have a museum and a visitor's centre, GRTS TV News reported. The buildings were officially inaugurated on May 27th by the secretary of state for tourism and culture.
The Gambia An annotated guide to internet resources on The gambia for students, faculty, librarians, teachers, journalists, businesspeople and others. http//allafrica.com/gambia/ clari.world.africa.western. Subscription only Information on the country, culture, music and photos by a gambian national living in Denmark http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/gambia.html
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Extractions: Daily life for many Gambians revolves simply around business whether it is simply selling mirrors, combs and brushes on the ground; selling a barrel of oranges on the street; or selling cold water, ice treats, peppers and spices, fish and peanuts, clothing, fabric, shoes, belts, books, art and even money! Yes money! Money changers are everywhere holding a calculator for the tourist to change over their foreign currency for the Dalasi. Upon arriving in Gambia, you'll here the prayers of an Imam omnisciently sounding from a loud speaker in a Mosque. Islam is the official religion of Gambia, with an overwhelming 90% of the country practicing and devout Muslims. However, there are distinct variations of Islam in all parts of the world, and those variations are played out in the cultural manifestations of each particular country. Islam came to the country in the early tenth century. The religion which dominated out of the Middle East spread across Africa has a firm place in Gambia. Unlike places where we perceive Islam to be a fundamentally oppressive religion that has no tolerance, it is completely not true in Gambia. With modernity, communication and global representation of ideas, Islam has its own interpretation in Gambia. It meshes deeply with natural African customs, cultural motifs and traditions.
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Stone Circles Of The Gambia Although West africa has no monuments comparable to the as found on the north bankof the river gambia. the presence of a well established, dynamic culture. http://home3.inet.tele.dk/mcamara/stones.html
Extractions: Although West Africa has no monuments comparable to the Pyramids and Temples of Ancient Egypt or the ruins of Zimbabwe, it has in the stone circles of the Senegal and the Gambia impressive remains that have puzzled the few travellers who have examined them. Stone circles of many types are found throughout Europe and the Near East, though nowhere is there so large a concentration as found on the north bank of the river Gambia. It is fair to assume that the presence of such a large groupe of monuments of a similar type in a relatively localised setting implies the presence of a well established, dynamic culture. The question remains: Who? The area involved covers some 15,000 square miles between the Saloum and Gambia Rivers. Here there are hundreds of circles containing many curious features and in particular the unique V or Lyre stones. The commonest shape is round like a pillar with a flat top. Others are square; some taper upwards. There are small stones with a cup-shaped hollow on top. Others have a ball cut in the round top of the stone. There is a recumbent stone shaped like a pillow. The Circles are composed of standing stones between ten and twenty four in any particular circle. One of the striking feature is that almost all the stones forming a given circle are of the same height and size. Their height above the ground varying between two hundred and forty five (245cm) centimeters and sixty centimeters (60cm). The diameter is from thirty centimeters (30cm) to one hundred centimeters (100cm).
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Extractions: Gambia Gambia's main indigenous groups have a highly stratified society wherein status is determined by birth. At the top of the social heap are traditional noble and warrior families, followed by the farmers, traders and persons of caste - blacksmiths, leather workers, wood workers, weavers and griots (GREE-oh). Griots are the lowest of the castes but are highly respected, as they are in charge of passing on the oral traditions and are usually the only ones who can recite a family or village history. Slaves occupied the lowest rung of the social ladder, and although slavery is now long gone, many descendants of former slaves still work as tenant farmers for the masters of old. The overwhelming majority of Gambia's population is Muslim, though many practitioners combine their faith with traditional animist beliefs. It's not uncommon to see Gambians wearing a small leather pouch around their neck, arm or waist; called gris-gris (pronounced 'gree-gree'), these amulets are thought to ward off evil or bring good luck. Devout Muslims sometimes hedge their bets by keeping a small verse from the Quran inside.
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Extractions: Gambia Gambia is a sliver in the side of Africa, one of its tiniest countries, but its attractions are just as bright as any in the region. Its capital city, Banjul, is a uniquely African experience, with a streetside culture that chases away the holiday daze of glitzier cities. And for an even more 'traditional' outlook, a quick trip upriver brings you into the Gambian heartland, where the colourful buzz of weekly markets vies with boat trips through mangrove creeks and bike jaunts to mud-hut villages for your attention. Although Gambia is largely defined by its natural features - from the Gambia River, which runs the length of the country, to the golden beaches of its Atlantic coast resorts - the country's greatest draw lies in its people, their culture and the amiable atmosphere of daily life. Whether you're making conversation at a kerbside coffee stall or shouting yourself hoarse at a weekend wrestling match, you're sure to come away with as warm a feeling for Gambians as they tend to show to travellers. Full country name: Republic of The Gambia Area: 11,300 sq km
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Extractions: The single largest tribal group in Gambia is the Mandinka, an agricultural people with a hereditary nobility. The Wolofs are very prominent in the capital city of Banjul, as are the Ajus, descendants of freed slaves who rank among the bureaucratic elite. The Jola people are predominantly organized around the cultivation of rice, and the Fulas around the herding of cattle. The Sarahuli people are involved in local trade. Each of these groups speaks its own language, all of which are classified as part of the Niger-Congo language group. English is the official language of Gambia, and the country forms a long narrow strip of English speakers surrounded by francophone Senegal. The majority of Gambians are Muslim, though urban people tend to be more strict in their adherence to Islamic law than people in the countryside. Some of the Gambia's most ancient monuments are located inland near Wassau, where circles of stones mark 1,200-year-old burial grounds. Most of the country's cultural landmarks are closer to the coast. Just off the southern bank, where the Gambia River meets the Atlantic, the capital city of Banjul occupies an island (named St. Mary by the British), and is home to The Gambian National Museum. The skyline of Banjul is also graced by the twin minarets of the King Faud Mosque and the State House, built by the Portuguese. Nearby in the area around MacCarthy Square the is old colonial part of the city exhibiting its 19th-century architecture. On the river's northern bank at Barra Point is Fort Bullen. This fort was built by the British to replace the defeated James Island Fortress, which had been erected by the Germans in 1651, and is thus a symbol of European rivalry. The fort was also an important transshipment center for the slave trade.
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Extractions: ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A passport and visa are required. Travelers are urged to obtain the latest information on customs and entry requirements from the Embassy of The Gambia, Suite 1000, 1155 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, telephone (202) 785-1399 and 1359; or from the Permanent Mission of The Gambia to the U.N. at 820 Second Avenue, Suite 900-C, New York, N.Y. 10071, telephone (212) 949-6640. Overseas inquiries should be made at the nearest Gambian embassy or consulate. Submit Free, Full Service Africa Vacation Planner Here Click here to save money, time and stress planning, making reservations, or booking your Africa vacation with our full service Virtuoso Travel Consultants We are recommended, authorized Virtuoso Africa Travel Consultants, and will arrange every little detail to make sure you have a wonderful, carefree vacation experience at no extra charge! You may call our Africa Travel Consultants, but first- we'd really appreciate it if you complete our
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Extractions: Banjul Named after The River Gambia which flows through its length from East to West for three hundred miles, The Gambia is a small country, 500 km long and 25 to 50 km wide. It has been made famous in the rest of the world by Alex Haley, author of Roots, tracing his ancestors back to the village of Juffure. "Roots" and the tv serialization of this novel directed the eyes of the world on to the plight of the Africans that were taken into slavery and their struggle for emancipation. This struggle lasted for over 300 years and at the cost of millions of lives. The Gambia not only offers unspoiled traditional villages and superb beaches but is also a stable political environment. Mysterious Wassu Stone Circles are located 25 km northwest of Georgetown near the town of Kuntaur. Banjul is the capital of Gambia. Until 1973, it was known as Bathhurst. Banjul is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean and lies near the mouth of the Gambia river.
Extractions: the Index News Update Opinion ... find: in Entire afrika.no Index on Africa News Update Norske Sider English Pages You are here: News Update Archive October Gambia: 'Culture of impunity' decried Banjul - Following the arson attack on the offices of The Independent last week, various international media concerns have decried what they call the deteriorating situation of free press in the country coupled with a "disturbing culture of impunity" for wrongdoers. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the International Press Institute, and the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) while strong in their categorical condemnation of the latest attack, which caused partial destruction to The Independent offices and momentary disruption to the editorial work of its staff, bleakly observed that the culture of impunity was gradually taking shape in The Gambia and the allegedly lukewarm attitude of the police to hunt down its perpetrators is far from reassuring. It reechoed the opinion of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) in accusing the police of tardiness in its reaction to the incident. The IFJ observed: "the increased level of violence raises very serious concerns about the safety of journalists, and the role of local authorities in safeguarding journalists' rights".
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Extractions: Country Info Gambia Introduction Gambia General Data Gambia Maps Gambia Culture ... Gambia Time and Date Gambia Culture Back to Top The peoples of the Senegambia have not produced any significant art, though there were blacksmiths in all societies and a few drum and kora (a complex stringed instrument) makers. Dance and music were tied to village activities, and some songs were part of the repertoire of the praise singers called griots. The only newspaper, the government-operated News Bulletin, circulates mainly in Banjul. Radio Gambia, also government-run, broadcasts in English, French, and various Gambian languages. In Banjul is a small museum whose holdings are mainly anthropological.
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