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Men dance and sing in the dark in the celebration of Gerewol

For several days, from sunset to dawn, men dance tirelessly. After the rainy season, the nomadic ethnic group of the Wodaabe celebrate one of their most important rites, the gerewol. The men put on makeup, paint their faces and dress in their best clothes and ornaments. Then they exhibit themselves singing and parading in front of the young women who will choose who will be their husband. They are holidays and dances where families and different clans gather in a ceremony of voices and color. South of Chad.

TAGS: Africa, Ceremony, Chad, Ethnic, Traditions

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© Enrique Lopez-Tapia.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2019
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
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