Mohammed from The Gambia

Mohammed ‘Nice Boy’ Kah

On the bustling streets of Banjul, Gambia’s capital, we met Mohammed.

After an accident on a construction site that took his leg, he can no longer ply his trade, so he now asks passers-by for small change.

We had a chat and he told us of his talents as a riti player, so in exchange for rice and onions, he delightedly performed a number of traditional Fula songs on a nearby beach.

His performance was very moving, and afterwards he even taught us a few techniques.



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