Sunday, November 22, 2009

MAS JUMBIES SECTION: L'ECHO DES BANDES DE CONGO




Here is another sneak peek at another MAS JUMBIES section Des Bandes De Congo.

This is an extinct masque that was once popular at the turn of the 19th century. The costume or attire was very similar to that worn by estate workers at the time; simple with just a straw hat and knee high trousers. They wore Cashew and Palmiste beads necklaces around their necks and sold Jumby bead charms to bystanders. One of their distinctive practices was the chanting of "African" prayers and satirizing religious practices while on the road.



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