Posts Tagged ‘The Gambia’

CultureGrams — New Kids Country: The Gambia

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

The Gambia Kids Edition Report

The Gambia Kids Edition Report

The new The Gambia report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.

Here are some fascinating Did You Knows about The Gambia:

  • The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa.
  • The Gambia has an unusual voting system in which people drop a marble marked with their chosen candidate’s name and picture into a steel drum.
  • Peanuts are the main crop grown in The Gambia.
  • Many birdwatchers travel to The Gambia to see the nation’s more than 560 different species of birds, including herons, pelicans, cormorants, and storks.

Find out about the unusual baobab tree, read about the mysterious Senegambian Stone Circles, and discover traditional Gambian taboos (social customs forbidding certain things) all in this colorful new report.

CultureGrams: 174 New Videos!

We’ve recently added 174 new videos to the CultureGrams video collection! These unique videos, produced by CultureGrams editors from footage submitted from contributors around the world, highlight many aspects of daily life and culture for 16 countries.

Watch young dancers perform in Côte d’Ivoire . . .


vendors sell their goods at a floating market in Thailand . . .


men weave cloth in Guinea-Bissau . . .


and people celebrate New Year’s in Cambodia . . .

You can also visit the traditional Malian drummer Boubou in his mud  house, learn how to make Colombia’s national dish of sancocho, shop at a fish market in Sri Lanka, root for South African veterinarians as they try to guide a sedated rhino into a trailer, and much more.

Special thanks to our prolific contributor Salym Fayad for providing beautiful, culturally important footage for so many of these videos.

All 612 videos in the CultureGrams collection are available for streaming and download in QT/MP4 and WMV formats. Feel free to incorporate these videos into presentations or use them for other educational purposes. Or watch them just for the fun of it. After all, it doesn’t get much better than a Thai hotel clerk singing karaoke at his desk while being bathed in a light show of his own creation.