Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa

  ‘The three boys turned up with a couple of rice sacks, a bunch of leafy branches, and what looked like a few scraps of bright red fabric. Within half an hour, they were transformed into Kankurangs, and  fully in character – jiggling branches, menacingly clashing machetes together… ‘ Read more here   Related Posts:Continue reading “Machete Boy, traditional masquerades, The Gambia, West Africa”

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New photo project: Masquerades, The (#ebolafree) Gambia, West Africa

  Now that we are back in The Gambia, we’ll be continuing with a photography project, based on the traditional masquerades of this region of West Africa. Despite the Gambia being a predominantly Muslim country, the animist fuelled masquerade ceremonies pre-date the arrival of Islam and are still tolerated and practiced around the country. Animism is anContinue reading “New photo project: Masquerades, The (#ebolafree) Gambia, West Africa”

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