Rachel & Malika's

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Rachel & Malika sell an eclectic mix of Home Furnishings, Gifts & Jewellery from around the world, which are all sourced by ourselves on our travels.

We sell fairly traded goods from the Sahara region of West Africa. We have been selling at music festivals in UK and Europe since 1988. Now you will be able to order on line and view what is in stock.

We began the business in 1988, based in Senegal. We began by selling children's clothes and African cloth. From there, we have been slowly expanding and have travelled to Mali and Burkina Faso buying jewellery and hand woven textiles.

We were one of the pioneers to bring Djembe drums to the UK in 1989. We ran a traditional Music School in Senegal from 1997-2001, which gave many musicians the chance to travel and work in the UK and brought traditional Senegalese music to the forefront of the festival circuit.

We sell mainly at World Music Festivals and Fair Trade events. (see Festival Listings for our most recent summer calendar) We started our musical events in Kersey, Suffolk 7 years ago, with a view to encouraging and enabling musicians from West Africa to perform and teach their vibrant rhythm and dance to rural areas.

Our 1st year began as a result of bringing over two of the teachers from the music school we were operating in Senegal. (Karamba Experience) They taught drumming using the Sabar, Djembe and Doundoun. It began as a day event, and by popular request has become a week-end experience now including dance & drumming, for adults &cChildren . This year we are introducing Kora and song.

Basic Info

Telephone: 0207 326 0587
Address: 34 Granville Arcade
Coldharbour Lane
Website: www.malika.org.uk
Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm