Five positive African rituals the western media will never talk about

Nduta Waweru Sep 11, 2018 at 09:00am

September 11, 2018 at 09:00 am | Culture

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

September 11, 2018 at 09:00 am | Culture

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The Luma

The Baka community in Cameroon and Gabon have a ritual known as the Luma. This ritual marks the end of a successful hunt.  For this community living in the Central African forest, hunting and gathering are their main economic activity and thus a successful hunt was celebrated.

The Luma ritual involves quite a lot of singing and dancing as a way to thank the spirit, Jengi, an intercessor between the people and their supreme being, Komba.

The Baka believes that the forest spirit only shows itself when the community is in harmony and thus they hold the Luma to invoke its presence.

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