Musa Filly Jobarteh was born in Brikama, The Gambia, into a Griot family. His father, Ebrima Jobarteh, was Gambia’s leading Djembe exporter, as well as a musician and promoter. At the tender age of three, the boy began playing around with the instrument and became a versatile player when he was 5.
Salam, lovely readers, first of all, let me take this opportunity to wish you’ll a happy end of Ramadan. I pray God answers all that we’ve been fasting for and bless us with a Peaceful and Corona Virus-free Universe.
Manjagoes were descended from a country called Guinea Bissau, where they do much of their cultural programs. They migrated in the Gambia and settled in the southern part of the Gambia in the outskirt villages. They practice occupations like tapping palm wine and farming, which is called kajar. Predominantly Manjagoes are Christians, although some have converted to Islam. The Manjagoes’ traditional dishes are premuntow (rice milk and palm oil) and ounat (beans, rice and palm oil).
When talking about capital cities, one would typically imagine a big, busy metropolis with plenty of high buildings, heavy traffic and a majestic main square. But in our case, Banjul is the total opposite of this image. This small yet unique capital is perfect for a half-day trip to feel the city’s pulse.