Tropical cultures: Africa: Liberia, Chad, Congo, Burkina, Niger: traditional village life, tribe
Traditional cultures:village life in Liberia (Kpelle tribe), in Burkina Faso, in Chad (Kanembu, Buduma), in the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (Libinza, Luba): everyday activities, agriculture, fishing, children playing, music, drum playing, diviner, canoe transportation in swamp forest and swamp savanna; life in arid sahel environment; Islam in Africa.
14 imagesMiscellaneous images from trips in Burkina Faso (traditional music), Ivory Coast (liana bridge) and Ghana (village chief), including a few pictures of deforestation (slash-and-burn agriculture) and logging.
9 imagesThe Luba are a bantu-speaking people who expanded into an empire in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Their world is constructed around the sacred power of the chiefs whose ancestors are revered, the Mbudyie secret society that keeps history alive and around diviners, including women, possessed by spirits. Pictures of traditional African music and dance at the festivities to celebrate the independence of the Congo, June 30, 1960 at Ikela in Central Congo. The Belgian Congo became the Republic of the Congo, later Zaire, and now Democratic Republic of the Congo. The festivities included traditional dances to the sound of drums. Photos des festivités pour célébrer l'´indépendance du Congo le 30 juin 1960 à Ikela au Congo Central. Le Congo Belge devint la République du Congo, ensuite Zaire, et maintenant République Démocratique du Congo. Les fêtes étaient animées par des dances traditionnelles au son de tambours.
27 imagesArid sub-saharan Africa: Pictures of people and of traditional daily village life from the Sahel, the arid transition region south of the Sahara that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and pictures of people from the Sahara desert. Ethnic groups include Fulani (Fulbe), Daza and Kanembu in Kanem, Sultan of Kanem, Islam, men building a hut, Buduma on the islands of Lake Chad (agricultue, cattle, fishing) and Tuareg in the Sahara desert on Niger.. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN BLOG.
26 imagesPeople of Africa: Pictures of the Kpelle, the largest ethnic group of Liberia: village, aerial view of village, everyday village life, village life in Africa, authority, traditional authority, tribal authority ; trial by village chief; agriculture, rice agriculture, women fishing, craftmanship, traditional house, hut, men, women, children; women preparing food; traditional child work. MORE PICTURES WILL BE ADDED.
34 images´People of Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo: Pictures of the Libinza, a Bantu language speaking tribe that inhabits the islands of the Ngiri River, a tributary of the Ubangi River, between the Ubangi and the Congo River: traditional African village life: women doing daily chores, children playing, men playing drums, diviners. People in canoes in swamp savanna, in swamp forest. Men collecting sap of raphia palm to make wine, women fishing. MORE PICTURES WILL BE ADDED.