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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Let’s talk about the ‘hooting’ culture

As per the definition of the well-known Wikipedia “a festival is an event ordinarily staged by a community, centering on and celebrating some unique aspect of that community and its traditions, often marked as a local or national holiday”. Festivals are celebrated to meet specific purposes, like commemoration, thanksgiving, honoring ancestors among other reasons but ev...

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The incredible elongated head culture of the Mangbetus

Somewhere in Central Africa, there is a culture that will definitely wow you; and I’m referring to the art of head elongation amongst the people of Mangbetu. The Mangbetu people may be famous for many intriguing cultures with the most popular being ‘Lipombo’, the head elongation. This principal culture which long existed before the coming of the  Belgians somewhere in th...

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