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Video from Benin: Fete des Peuples

Benin Fete des peuples chap 10

LaFlammeTV posted this video on DailyMotion of this month's Fete des Peuples [Peoples’ Celebration], an event that took place in Cotonou, Benin adding:

La Fête des Peuples est une grande manifestation culturelle qui puise sa vitalité à la source dans les variétés caractéristiques des traditions et cultures du Bénin.
Elle présente en live :
· les danses spécifiques des Cours Royales :
– « HOUNGAN » de Houawé ;
– « HOUNGAN » de Djimè (Allada) ;
· des spécificités musicales et chorégraphi-ques de certaines nationalités et Régions du Bénin.

The Peoples’ Celebration is a gigantic cultural event that is rooted in the many traditions and cultures of Benin.

It features, live:
– A blessing of the Kingdom of Tado;
– “Houngan” of Houawe;
– “Houngan” of Djime;
– musical and choreographic specialties of certain nationalities and regions of Benin.

(Update 2/4/07: If you clicked on the video before today and noticed a boring talking head, sorry. I only realized today that the wrong video was up. There are dozens on the LaFlamme Daily Motion account and although I meant to put up Chapter 10 all along, Chapter 13 was up. Sorry and enjoy. No talking heads on this one, just an entertaining dance. )

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