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The 1st Farato International Peace Festival In The Gambia

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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.

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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.

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Please view our YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tDyxZkK1b4 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

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  www.madeirafilms.com ).  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