Dahomey (1952)


In 1952, Pierre Verger, the famous Photographer and Ethnologist, took those pictures (the sleeve too) of Egun ceremony in Benin. Egun is a mask. A dead spirit who's coming back behind costume, music, song, dance, advices and judgments for living people.
The recording is from Gilbert Rouget, the great musical ethnologist who worked during a long period in Benin.

5 comments:

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Best regards,
Pashaslon

Oro said...

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Oro

Janas said...

Thank you very much for this gem!

patricio said...

Fabuleux!!

Art of Peace Collective said...

Thanks!