Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The Kumpo!

The Kartong festival in Gambia was an incredible mix of local music, costume & some of the most amazing dancing (from the locals as well as the performance)
Witnessed a great segment of traditional ritual dance with the Kumpo being a representation of a spiritual creature which resembles a large mop with a single wooden horn protruding - which becomes transformed when it buries it's horn into the sand & spins itself into a bewildering mass of grass tendrils which almost makes you forget about the performer inside.

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