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Kabemba Mask

This is likely to be a kabemba, or ka-bemba, mask worn during the initiation of Temne boys into the Poro society. Ka-bemba means grandfather, or foref...

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Mende praise song

Ethnomusicological sound recording made by Cootje van Oven. Mende praise song for Chief Kaikai, giving him full respect. The musicians and instruments...

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