The Gambian musical scene within Africa has always been
extremely vibrant with an intoxicating mix of the Kora
(African Harp) with its twisting, winding melodies to
the Balafon a kind of glockenspiel which often accompanies
the Kora. There are also a few bands playing Ndaga music
as well as many up-and-coming local rap, hip hop and
Dynamic and rhythmic dances in Senegal, the most popular
of which is called Sabar or Mballax, are performed at
any of the celebrations. Additionally, there are other
special dances performed during the "Bore"
(wrestling matches) on national holidays, and other
of passage in Gambia are marked among other things
with music and song. The tunes have adapted styles from
nearby countries such as Guinea, Senegal and Mali.