• Short Summary

    Big crowds of spectators went to the Barougo Stadium in Brazzaville recently to see a day-long festival of Congolese folk art and dancing.

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    Big crowds of spectators went to the Barougo Stadium in Brazzaville recently to see a day-long festival of Congolese folk art and dancing. Many regions of Congo-Brazzaville sent tribal dancers to the festival, which provided an unequalled spectacle of colour and rhythm.

    It is hoped that this festival will prove to be the first of a series of annual events, designed to bring back the folklore of the Congo to the general public.

    The Barougo Stadium, normally a football pitch, was turned into a folklore arena by the costumes of the stilt dancers of Aiverne, the plumage of the Ikoue tribe and the traditional masks of the Kigili.

    The pygmies of Zauaga displayed a large range of ancient musical instruments, but the most exciting event came from the warrior Konyou tribe who re-enacted a brutal tribal dance depicting the killing of their enemies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5TM39UY9NI91BE77FOWCVT80
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5TM39UY9NI91BE77FOWCVT80
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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