The Two Day festival will be over the weekend on Saturday the 23rd & Sunday 24th November 2019 from 3pm until the early hours of the morning.
****** SATURDAY ******
AFROBEATS & DANCEHALL DAY
Starting from 1pm A Cultural Carnival Procession from Gunjur Turntable to the Hamlet - Rep Your Country!!!! (T-Shirts Available to Purchase)
Jamaica Vypa will be wowing the crowds with his Dancehall Act
Enjoy our array of Afrobeats Artists and DJ's, includes DJ Aisha from Gambia & MegaPrime an Afrobeats DJ from Nigeria
****** SUNDAY ******
REGGAE ROOTS & CULTURE DAY
Starting from 3pm with a Cultural show for the family
Falasha with the Isis Band from Belgium will be entertaining you
Gambia's own Laady Quincy Fyah will be showcasing her own Gambian brand of popular reggae music
DJ Melo from South Gambian's Most Popular Reggae Radio 'Station Empire Radio' will be entertaining you with old and new reggae sounds
Natural Black from Guyana
Join us and vibes through the weekend listening to Old and New Skool - Reggae,
Afrobeats, Dancehall, Roots and Soul music
There will be cultural groups from South Gambia entertaining you and teaching African dancing and drumming
Unfortunately Natural Black will not be attending due to Visa issues out of our control
Saturday 23rd Afrobeats & Dancehall Day
**Meet at the Gunjur Turntable at 1pm sharpe for a 'CARNIVAL PROCESSION' to the Hamlet***
Rep Your Country Flags & Bandanas
Cultural Group Displays
(T-shirts available from The Hamlet)
Sunday 24th Reggae, Roots & Cultural Day
from 3pm a Cultural Show for the whole family
Followed by a Night of Live Music, Poetry and Dancing
** Tickets bought for any other venue are not valid)***
Special Tribute to Bob Marley
A Donation from Proceeds will go towards two chosen local causes
1. The creation of a Local Village Water Borehole Managed by FLYDA
(Front line Youth Development Association)
2. The renovation of 'Secku Musa Touray' School in Medina Salam
Those who joined us in November 2018 at the Reggae & Cultural Fest in the Gambia know we had an amazing time with Special Guests Lukie D and Winston Reedy & Dr Olugander
In 2016 we invited Gappy Ranks and Christopher Ellis who had never been to the Gambia before, the Reggae Cultural festival was full of vibes.
Don't miss out on the next one with Artist Natural Black, Vypa, Falasha with the Isis Band, Tasman, Laady Quincy and many more on Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th November 2019, at The Hamlet, Gunjur
Video from 2016 Reggae & Cultural Fest in the Gambia)
HAVE A STRESS-FREE FEST WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT THE IN'S & OUT'S
ACTIVITIES AT THE FESTIVAL WEEKENDER
SATURDAY - AFRO BEATS AND DANCEHALL DAY
SUNDAY - REGGAE AND CULTURE DAY
SEE FULL LINE UP HERE
The festival ground boasts Bars; VIP Restaurant; BBQ Grills; Outside VIP Area; Plenty of seating; Food, Drinks, Land & Property Seminar, Dancing, Live Band, DJ's, Cultural Groups, Dominoes & Card Tables, Dart Board and more.... Taste our Gourmet BBQ Burgers; We also cater for Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
The festival is within 7 minutes’ walk to the beautiful white sandy beach of Medina Salam and if your feeling adventurous visit our reptile park which is only a 5 minute drive away.
PARKING & SHUTTLES
Parking available outside the venue. Buses & Taxis are available from Banjul, Kololi, Kotu, Fajara, Brusubi Turntable, Sanyyang, Gunjur, Kartong etc (Ask details at your hotel).
GET THE MAP
The Festival Venue is easily accessible, signposted, and situated along the main coastal road to kartong.
Directions: From Brusubi Turntabale - Pass through Brufut, Tanjir, Sanyyang, then drive past the Gunjur Bus Garage on your right and then you will reach Madina Salam.
The Festival ground is the first turing on your left after you have crossed the bridge into Medina Salam. The Hamlet Venue is 1 minute walk from the main coastal road. (If you have reached Kartong you have gone too far).
KEEP THE HAMLET GREEN & CLEAN
We believe in responsible eco tourism - Please throw waste away in the recyle bins provided.
Although cups are provided - we encourage you to bring your own cup for drinks so that this can be reused by you - washing taps are provided.