Gelede

The Gelede spectacle of the Yoruba is a public display by colorful masks which combines art and ritual dance to amuse, educate and inspire worship. Gelede celebrates `Mothers” (awon iya wa), a group that includes female ancestors and deities as well as the elderly women of the community, and the power and spiritual capacity these women have in.....
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Gelede

(from the article `African dance`) ...is no clear distinction between ritual celebration and social recreation in dance performances; one purpose can merge into the other, as in the ...
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