Popo Carnaval de Bonoua

Popo carnaval is a cultural event celebrated every year in Bonoua (50km west of Abidjan), Côte d’Ivoire. It is based on cultural elements of the Abouré people who are part of the Akan people of Ghana. Popo means mask in Abouré.
The Popo Carnaval is a week long event which begins with activities such as football matches, theatres, traditional song and dance. The morning of the last day is devoted to ancestral worship and family re-unions and the afternoon is a parade whereby they show off their traditional customs showing how their customs including those customs that are no longer practiced.

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  1. Posted February 15, 2011 at 00:21 by Rose | Permalink

    VERY NICE PICS

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