PCV Naka dancing Kamou in Affem Kabye, Togo


Here I am dancing Kamou, the end of the harvest dance, with my health counterparts Henou (male community health volunteer) and Adjoua (female community health volunteer and traditional birth attendant). Kamou means drum. We dance counterclock-wise around the drum, swinging tree branches, and keeping the beat with ring-like metal castenettes. In Affem Kabye each village "quartier" (neighborhood) hosts a Kamou during which all the residents wear an outift using a pagne (African print fabric) pattern chosen by the quartier. They call it the quartier's "uniform"



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