• Short Summary

    ACCRA'S GA MASHI PEOPLE LAST WEEK CELEBRATED THEIR ANNUAL HOMOWO FESTIVAL WITH THE GA MANCHE NII AMUGI SPRINKLING THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVE FOOD "KPOKPOI'.

  • Description

    ACCRA'S GA MASHI PEOPLE LAST WEEK CELEBRATED THEIR ANNUAL HOMOWO FESTIVAL WITH THE GA MANCHE NII AMUGI SPRINKLING THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVE FOOD "KPOKPOI'. CELEBRATED IN THE TRADITIONAL GA MASHI AREA, THE FESTIVAL SIGNIFIES THE ABSENCE OF HUNGER.

    THE HOMOWO FESTIVAL ALSO MARKS THE FAMILY REUNION. AFTER THE WOMEN PREPARE THE KPOKPOI IN THE MORNING THEIR RELATIVES. WHO HAVE TRAVELLED FROM THE NEIGHBOURING REGIONS, HELP IN GETTING THE FOOD READY BEFORE THE MIDDAY.

    MERRY-MAKING AND JUBILATION CHARACTERISE THE FEAST WITH THE FOOD SERVED IN DISHES AND BOWLS BIG ENOUGH FOR THE FAMILY.

    ACCOMPANIED BY HIS ELDERS AND SUBJECTS, THE GA MANCHE THEN SPRINKLED THE KPOKPOI AND THE CEREMONY GOT UNDERWAY FROM 'MODZAWE' THE TRADITIONAL GA SCHOOL-HOUSE AT ABOLA.

    NII AMUGI'S ARRIVAL AT EACH HOUSE WAS HERALDED BY THE FIRING OF MUSKETS AND THE POURING OF LIBATION. AMONG THE GUESTS WAS THE COMMISSIONER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, DR. KYEREMATEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DLYV6HWMSGR6YRKZGDCSP0WU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DLYV6HWMSGR6YRKZGDCSP0WU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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