Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kenema Trade (Cacao) Fair 1969

photo © by Chad Finer
These men perform at the December 1969 Kenema Cacao Fair. These men sang Mende songs while playing drums and the hollowed out log instrument known as a Kele. Kenema had a diverse population of many ethnic groups. During this trade fair all groups participated in song and dance. 

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