drumming and dancing.
drumming accompanied with singing and dancing is a music
style of the Jola ethnic group of the Gambia and Senegal.
A dance which was performed at funerals of the society
elders has today lost some of this connection and is
also performed during naming and marriage ceremonies
is a dance of the Mandinka tribe. It can be played for
a variety of occasions at different times of the year.
Typically performed at the end of a harvest, featuring
female dancers carrying 'sawundangs', implements used
for separating chaff from grains after the millet, maize
or coos have been ground. Other dance/drumming types
include Sewruba or Fere, Nyaakaa Julo('young mother's
play') initiation ceremony.
traditional drumming and display of serere 'njam' cultural