The Dances

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Oil on canvas / 100 x 150 cm / 2006 – Sold

 

Rite of Leuru Benleng in Fali Bossoum by the Kirdi living in the mountains of northern Cameroon. For years, they have resisted the influence of their Muslim neighbors and preserved their traditions. King Kirdi remains a descendant of the founder of the tribe, he has power over all surrounding lands.

During this ceremony, the women dance in honor of the ancestors, dressed in their traditional clothing, a belt and a band of braided fibers that cover the genitals, leggings woven liana that they do collide during their dance rhythmically, producing Thus a particular sound.

leggings woven liana

 

Cameroon

Photos  : Archives de l’Afrique Noire – Editions de Lodi 2002