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3rd International Peace Festival 23/24 February 2018

Due to clashes with a number of other events the 3rd International Peace Festival took place on the last weekend in February. As from now on the event will be on the last weekend in February which means that the 4th festival will be in February 2019.

The 3rd peace festival was for the first time a profitable success. Not a big profit but at least no losses. It means that we have a starting fund for the 4th peace festival the funds of which are being held by the organising committee in Farato.

Over 10000 people attended the 3rd festival which is major when you consider only 600 appeared at the 1st. Everyone that was there enjoyed the entertainment over the 2 days and we send all our appreciation to our Karmic Angels team , the village of Farato, The womens groups in Farato, House of Action members, the artistes and everyone else who helped make this a success.

August 6, 2018   No Comments

2nd International Peace Festival, Farato, The Gambia 25/26/27 November 2016

2nd Farato International Peace Festival Poster

The 2nd International Peace Festival a joint venture between Karmic Angels and The House of Action took place over 3 days Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November. Unfortunately the football final was suspended until 11th January due to the unrest and elections there. This year’s festival started with an afternoon of Gambian cultural acts on the Friday followed by our Gambian Ambassador Jaliba Kuyateh and the Kumareh Band. On the Saturday started with Cultural fashion shows. The main festival commenced around 6.00pm with all the groups and artistes performing on the Saturday and on the Sunday more cultural dancing plus the final of a local football tournament. This was a much bigger event than last year as it was only held on 1 day in 2015.

What's happening at the festival

June 20, 2016   No Comments

The 1st Farato International Peace Festival In The Gambia


The 1st ever International Peace Festival in Africa took place in the smallest African nation of The Gambia on 28/29th November 2015 at Farato Mini Stadium. The event was officially opened by members of Karmic Angels and House of Action who joined hands to make this a successful festival.

A crowd of over 1500 people attended (which would have been more due to circumstances beyond our control) to watch some of Gambia’s top artistes perform all for charity and peace. Included in the stars that performed were Jaliba Kuyateh and his band, Max Miral, The Holy Family Band, Baba Blood, Article Slice, T Smallz, Sky Walker and many more. All appeared for expenses only for which we would like to thank them so much.


At the festival a number of certificates were presented including the surprise one to Jaliba Kuyateh who accepted his certificate graciously on becoming Karmic Angels Ambassador in The Gambia. This even brought the big man to tears.


Please view our YouTube video at for further evidence. The plans are to hold the 2nd Farato International Peace Festival on Saturday 26th November 2016 which will surely attract 1000s more to attend. Just to cap it all the festival went off peacefully as everybody respected what it was all about. Make sure you make a note of the date because we would hate for you to miss an even bigger, even better festival in 2016.

December 24, 2015   No Comments

Look Out For The Farato Peace Festival Sat.28th November 2015

Live Acts and DJs all day and night

Live Acts and DJs all day and night

Saturday 28th November 2015

Make a note in your diaries all you Gambian and European lovers of music Karmic Angels and The House Of Action have teamed up together to bring the first ever music peace festival to be staged in Gambia to raise funds for Karmic Angels and House of Action charitable projects.

Please check out the video by copying and pasting the link


Posted by Max Miral on Friday, 6 November 2015

and be there or be square.

The biggest and best show for just 50 dalasi entrance, 75 dalasi for stall holders and 100 dalasi for VIPs. You won’t get better value than that. Show starts at 4.00pm starring Jaliba Kuyateh the world famous kora player and many more star bands, artistes and DJs (One from the UK) just check out the posted by Max Miral link and you will know all artists appearing. Tickets limited to 10000 so to make sure you get in be early – and help “A Gambian Child Smile”

November 6, 2015   No Comments

Karmic Angels at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 20th August & Mela Festival Leith 2/4th Sept.

On Saturday 20th August 2011, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, John Lilburn, our Trustee and Strategy Development/Fundraising Coordinator, gave a presentation talk that included video and slides (kindly mixed by Simon Messer of ).  Simon also filmed the presentation on the day, which was about the Gambia’s crucial need for support plus the work Karmic Angels has done and are proposing to do during 2011/12. This was a very important presentation, which lasted for about an hour. We aim to show this film presentation in The Gambia, courtesy of GRTS (Gambian Radio and Television Services), which will help promote awareness about our work there and generate influential support. We also aim to distribute the film for viewing to the UK schools that have expressed an interest to us about twinning with our Gambian schools in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games (this relates to an initiative called ‘Worldclass’, set up by the BBC).  After the presentation, John mingled & chatted, and encouraged people to buy our Gambian items for sale at the venue.  To view the poster, please click on the link below.

Click Here For Edinburgh Presentation For Karmic Angels

The Mela Festival took place over 3 days in Leith (2nd to 4th September 2011) and we had a stall where visitors were  able to sponsor an orphan, buy Gambian items (jewellery, zodiac cards etc) and also have a chance to win a Fiat 500 Super Mini worth nearly £10000 in our fantastic car draw (sponsored by Zurich Insurance through the FSI). John and his friend Reg and Simon helped out over the 2 days  to help raise awareness and very much needed funds for our work in the Gambia. 






August 11, 2011   No Comments