• Short Summary

    THE NEWLY-BUILT SPORTS CENTRE IN BRAZZAVILLE WAS USED RECENTLY TO STAGE A DAY OF NATIVE WRESTLING.

  • Description

    THE NEWLY-BUILT SPORTS CENTRE IN BRAZZAVILLE WAS USED RECENTLY TO STAGE A DAY OF NATIVE WRESTLING. THIS FORM OF FIGHTING ORIGINATED IN SENEGAL, BUT IS NOW MOST WIDELY PRACTISED BY TRIBESMEN IN THE EXTREME NORTH OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE.

    THE NATIVE WRESTLERS CAME TO BRAZZAVILLE FROM LIKOUALA AND PROVIDED A DAY OF UNUSUAL ENTERTAINMENT. THIS TYPE OF WRESTLING IS DONE AMID THE THROB OF TOM TOMS AND THE FIGHTERS ARE ENCOURAGE BY MEN AND WOMEN DANCING TRIBAL DANCES AROUND THEM.

    THE OBJECT OF THE BOUT IS FOR A FIGHTER TO THROW HIS ADVERSARY TO THE GROUND. SOME OF THE MORE DANGEROUS FORMS OF THE WRESTLING INVOLVE THE FIGHTERS CARRYING LONG KNIVES AND A PROTECTION AGAINST THESE, ALL THE FIGHTERS TRADITIONALLY WEAR PROTECTIVE WAISTBANDS OF LEATHER.

    IN COMBAT, THE FIGHTERS ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO ATTACK EACH OTHER AT THE WAIST, AND IT IS CONSIDERED MOST IMPORTANT THAT THE FIGHTERS DO NOT CHEAT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8670MDK0OVIUG8AVK7BNQ2BMF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8670MDK0OVIUG8AVK7BNQ2BMF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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