Friday, January 29, 2016

Kongoli Masquerade (devil)

Location: Kenema Agricultural Festival (Cacao Show) - Kenema, Eastern Province
Date: circa December 1969

A secular masquerade (devil), Kongoli seemed to be a fun spirit, whose main purpose seemed to be for entertainment especially for the young. I took this photo at the Kenema Agricultural Festival - which took place each December in the government grounds there. There was one year when the festival was canceled due to a political uprising in the area. I do not remember whether this cancellation was in 1968 or 1969. 

photo © by Chad Finer

photo © by Chad Finer

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