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    The Legendary Zaouli Masquerade That Celebrates Feminine Beauty

    Masquerading is an intrinsic part of African tradition. For some African communities, masquerades are symbolic to them as ancestors. For others, they are only entertainment mediums. While others are highly revered, only coming out in the public during ceremonies of high repute. One clear thing is that these masquerades add colours, prestige and a large […] More

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    Jukanoo: The Bahamas National Festival Of African Roots

      The Yuletide is a period set aside in several parts of the world for merriment. For the Bahamians, the New Year highlights the Jukanoo Festival. Originally an assertion of identity, today, this festival is a national event, attracting connecting nationals with their cultural heritage and attracting tourists from all over. Junkanoo festival is an […] More

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    How the Yoruba Talking Drum Preserve History

    Music is an entertaining aspect of societies. Accompanied by musical instruments, lyrics are spiced to meet different tones, moods and appeal. In most parts of Africa and the Caribbean, drum transcends beyond just a musical instrument, but has formed the nucleus of their social-cultural lives. Revolving around spiritual, social and cultural aspects of African societies, […] More

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