• Short Summary

    MOSLEMS IN GHANA HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMED, FOUNDER AND INSPIRER OF THE ISLAMIC FAITH.

  • Description

    MOSLEMS IN GHANA HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMED, FOUNDER AND INSPIRER OF THE ISLAMIC FAITH.

    IN KUMASI THE CELEBRATION WAS BROUGHT TO A CLIMAX WITH A DAMBA FESTIVAL - TRADITIONAL DRUMMING AND DANCING - BY MEMBERS OF VARIOUS NORTHERN TRIBES.

    A SPECIAL GUEST AT THE CEREMONY WAS THE DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER, MR. B.A. YAKUBU. CHAIRMAN OF THE CELEBRATION WAS THE COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION, MR. IBRAHIM MAHAMA, WHO URGED THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE FEAR OF ALLAH, AND TO BE LAW-ABIDING AT ALL TIMES.

    THE FESTIVAL CONSISTED MAINLY OF TRADITIONAL DRUMMING AND DANCING. MR. YAKUBU TRIED HIS HAND - OR HIS FEET - AND EARNED APPLAUSE. HE IS THE SON OF A CHIEF. MR. MAHAMA ALSO JOINED IN THE CELEBRATION. ANOTHER DANCER - FROM THE CROWD - WAS A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE GHANAIAN TIMES, MR. MIKE ANAMZOYA. THE CHIEFS OF THE TRIBAL COMMUNITIES DANCED SHOULDER TO SHOULDER IN FLOWING ROBES.

    AFTER THE CHIEFS THE FLOOR WAS LEFT OPEN FOR MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THERE ARE 11 TRIBAL COMMUNITIES IN KUMASI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9PYLWA1WB4GVVXL1YZJZZRBNP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PYLWA1WB4GVVXL1YZJZZRBNP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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