We Tour September 22, 2018 at 06:00 am

Top 6 places in Mali that must be on your travel bucket list

Nduta Waweru September 22, 2018 at 06:00 am

September 22, 2018 at 06:00 am | We Tour

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Dogon villages for the masked festivals

The highly revered Dogon masks are worn to mark occasions throughout the year as a way to connect the afterlife and earth. One of the most popular masked dance rituals is the “dama, performed to honour and facilitate the passing of a deceased person according to customs. Without the “dama” mask dance, the Dogon believe the deceased cannot transition to the afterlife in peace.

Other festivals you can attend include Marionette Festival, Markala Fulani Cattle Crossing, and the Essakane Festival in the Desert among others.

 

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