Live Shows 2016/17 in The Gambia

* During Tourist Seasons only - October to March *

Sundays - Senegambia Beach Hotel, Kololi

Mondays - Happy Corner on Kofi Annan Street, Cape Point, Bakau

Wednesdays - African Village Hotel, Backou

Thursdays - Sunset Beach Hotel, Kotu

Fridays - Kombo Beach Hotel, Bibi

Saturdays - Cape Point Hotel, Backau

Badeya are a 16 piece Cultural Dance Group based in The Gambia but the band members originate from Conakry, New Guinea, Masturay, Columbia, Nimba, Liberia, and Barabagan, India. 

The band was formed in 2006 and began as a small act but overtime Badeya continues to grow. So far there are 5 female and 3 male dancers, 6 Djembe players,  a Dun Dun drummer and a Balafon percussionist. 



Badeya are available for bookings worldwide. All enquiries please use the 'CONTACT' link (below) for further information.

Many thanks to Badeya for inviting me onstage to play with them at The African Village, Backou.

Anyone requiring tuition please ask.

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Band member Moko Camara is available to teach Djembe and dance for all levels. He has over 20 years experience in African Dance and Cultural Music.For further information or to book, please contact him direct.

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Cozmic Dave is also available to teach Djembe for absolute beginners within a 100 miles radius of The Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire.

His tutorials will get you started on how to drum at a satisfactory level, intended to provide the learner with sufficient experience to move into intermediate classes with more advanced tutors, highly recommended for anyone intending to travel to The Gambia for workshops with Moko Camara.

Djembes, Dun Duns, Sangban, Kenkeni, Konkoni, Congas, and Kambala hire always available

For further information or to book please use the CONTACT button (top right or below).

Badeya & Cozmic Dave (small version)


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