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Senegal - Griot playing a Kora Featured The Gambia Image

Senegal - Griot playing a Kora

Senegal - seated Griot playing a Kora, a 21-stringed harp lute that originated in the Gambia River valley with the Mandinko but is one of the most popular instruments in Senegal. Griots from most Mande groups in Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau play the kora, which has featured on a number of western recordings in recent years. A Griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician. The griot is a repository of oral tradition, and is also often seen as something of a societal leader due to his traditional position as an adviser to royal personages. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Avro Lancastrian G-AGWJ BSAA LAP Featured The Gambia Image

Avro Lancastrian G-AGWJ BSAA LAP

Avro Lancastrian G-AGWJ of British South American Airlines seen at London Airport on 18 May 1946, just 3 months before it was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident in the Gambia. It flew the London to Buenos Aires route. Date: 1946

© A Flying History / The Peter Keating Aviation Photograph Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Senegal - The rebellion at Thies - Canar Fall Featured The Gambia Image

Senegal - The rebellion at Thies - Canar Fall

Canar Fall, head of Western Baol province in Senegal, considered to be the cause of the Thies rebellion of 7th April 1904, photographed having been taken prisoner. The circumstances surrounding the outbreak of the Thies rebellion remain obscure. An article at the time said that the rebellion began after the sentencing to 15 days in jail of Diery Fall. He did not accept the charge and with associates, attacked and killed a young colonial officer, Monsieur Chautemps. Two days later, Diery Fall was caught and killed by his own brother who cut off his head and forearm to bring the Pouvergue administrator who had them exposed publicly as a warning and intimidation. Another assassin, Sarithia Dieye was caught a few days later at St. Mary of Bathurst in Gambia. The exact role of Canar Fall in this story is unknown. He was probably related to Diery Fall, unless he was simply involved as head of Baol. All that remains of this dramatic episode are these remarkable postcards. After being caught on camera, Canar Fall, his brother and "courtiers" were all deported to Guyana. Date: 1904

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection