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Masquerades

For Christmas customs involving the use of masks and costumes, see America, Christmas in Nineteenth Century; Berchta; Black Peter; Boy Bishop; Ecuador, Christmas in; Feast of Fools; Guatemala, Christmas in; Jonkonnu; Kalends; King of the Bean; Knecht Ruprecht; Knocking Nights; Lord of Misrule; Masque; Mummers Parade; Mumming; Nativity Play; Nigeria, Christmas in; Pantomime; Paradise Tree; Pastores; Plough Monday; Posadas; St. Barbara's Day; St. Lucy's Day; St. Nicholas's Day; Saturnalia; Star Boys; Twelfth Night; Yule Goat; Zagmuk
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"Of particular interest to many will be the masquerade displays." The masquerades are festive, often boisterous dances with costumes and masks, which can vary in style depending on the individual Igbo villages and occasions being celebrated.
During the festivities, there was a procession of all masquerades around the town which culminated in a carnival as the people joined the procession to dance to the palace to pay homage to the traditional ruler of Oke-Imesi and Ladunwo which is believed to be the biggest and most powerful masquerade in the town.
Within these lineages, masquerades were inherited through generations, with particular masks representing the lineage and/or ward at yearly processions, and performances were organized for audiences varying from the royal court to the town's commoners.
Nooke and the Germans, who are proposing free zones as part of a 'Marshall Plan'-type African recovery scheme, no longer want to play along with the idea of masquerades that pass for effective African governance.
ODM has started a crackdown on its supporters who masquerade as branch officials in Nyanza and other stronghold areas.
Nevertheless, the event of Okumkpo starts with Olojo masquerades--a sort of master of ceremony (M.C) masquerades that introduce the entry of Okumkpo by dancing, chanting (songs) and acrobatically usher in the gigantic and dreadful masquerade into the arena (amikpo square) in Ozizza, in the Ehugbo community the area of our study.
Masquerade: Essays on Tradition and Innovation Worldwide edited by Deborah Bell; Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Company, 2015.
Based on seven years of field research, this study examines the historical and artistic background of mapiko masks of Mozambique, describes how this masquerade tradition has evolved over the past century, and investigates how it has represented historical and political events.
The myriad Carnival, Christmas, and other masquerades of the Caribbean have been the subject of much research over the past couple of decades.
(148) This message depicts the obscure but vantage position of the leaders who are invisible in the dancing arena of the masquerades, and the masquerades who are in turn programmed to accomplish certain questionable missions.
Besides masquerades, the group also entertains people with their rendering of folk tales, African comic shows and drama among other things.
Masquerades. which premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) 2008, also won the Muhr Arab Award and the Fipresci Award under the category of 'Best Film'.