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Bantu_Kelani
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« on: May 28, 2003, 03:51:20 PM »









PRAISE JAH to be AFRIKAN, SONS and DAUGHTERS of BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2003, 01:04:36 AM »

UP!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2003, 05:15:11 AM »

Greetings Sis Kelani

Where were these pictures taken?
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2003, 04:04:27 PM »

Greetings Sistah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aren't we just simply a BLACKnifiently BEAUTY-FULL people?! Smiley

How did you put those pictures on the post like that?  Been trying to figure out how to do it for the longest!  Can you help a sistah out though?  lol

Give thanks sis for sharing Afrika's beauty!

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2003, 11:06:21 PM »

These Pictures were taken on diverse AFROCENTRIC  websites! I loved the simplicity and Beauty of these People. The Pictures were taken in IVORY COAST and SENEGAL. I miss HOME AFRICA so much... and watching them it's like being HOME a little bit.  

The 1. picture is a Community CELEBRATION.  
The 2. picture is a Woman kind of Reasoning session. The title of the Picture was "Everyone has their Say".  
The 3. picture is a Group working on a Problem.
The 4. picture is a Beautiful Sister called BARI in the Market.  

TRUE ROOTSWOMAN! WE are BLACKnifiently BEAUTY-FULL and MORE  Grin Wink!

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2003, 07:52:19 PM »

Greetings Roots..

Nice pics...do you know anything about the Wudabe people?
Their customs are fascinitating...I have a friend who makes Wudabe dolls...but even he could not explain some of their interesting ways of expression...

do you happen to know the origins of...

why do they open their eyes wide like that?

what do the pursing and fluttering of the lips mean?

why do the men exude such femininity?

I do know alot of the behaviors pertains to courtship...but how interesting indeed...I am very interested as to the origins and how they came about...any idea?

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2003, 08:58:44 PM »

“Among the Wodaabe, it is often the women who select their husbands and lovers. The Wodaabe also place great emphasis on physical beauty and personal charm. At the end of the rainy season, a magnificent celebration called the Geerewol marks the climax of the year for the Wodaabe. For seven days, men participate in a series of charm and beauty dances judged solely by women. During the week, women single out the most desirable men. As part of the ritual, Wodaabe men decorate their faces to appeal to the women spectators.”

“The men are rising up and down on tip-toe to show off their long, lithe bodies, and they're rolling their eyes around and showing their teeth and broad smiles and then puckering their lips up, and all the while they're making these clucking sounds. You get a real sense of a great number of men performing with high intensity, with a feverish pitch, in front of women who are scrutinizing their every bodily and facial movement. A man does not have to be beautiful to perform but he has to be charismatic. He has to have inner sociability and charm. They believe that this is equally important to physical beauty, so even a man who's not attractive can be a winner of the Yakke all-male charm dance."

“The week-long Geerewol celebration is highlighted by performances of the Geerewol dance itself, during which the most beautiful men are selected. Resplendent in red ocher face makeup, the contestants dress in uniform fashion, making it easier for judges to discern the truly beautiful. To bring out their beauty, some of the dancers drink a potion of bark and grasses mixed with milk. They stand shoulder to shoulder and chant in hypnotic harmony, "awakening the potions" and making them "rise to the heart and show themselves in the blood."

“In preparation for the annual charm dance competition, Wodaabe men apply yellow powder to lighten their faces, paint borders of black koal to highlight the whiteness of their teeth and eyes, and draw a thick line from forehead to chin to elongate the face. A 12-foot-long turban, carefully wound the contestant's head, completes his impressive appearance.”

“Wodaabe male dancers attempt to surpass one another in personality and magnetism as they perform the Yaake charm dance. Standing side by side and facing their audience, they widen their eyes and show off their teeth in broad, exaggerated smiles. A man who can hold one eye still as he rolls the other is considered especially alluring to his female judges.”






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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2003, 01:00:46 AM »

ROOTSWOMAN, the Pictures you posted are SUPERB, AMAZING! We ALL need to SEE this! AFRICANS have always been associated with Ungliness and Savagery! But the TRUTH is the People on this Poctures are INCREDIBLE, CHARMING, MAGIC, MYSTERIOUS and POWERFUL!

Let's Post MORE Images of our People Everywhere! Let's ADMIRE ourselves MORE, because GIFTED, TALENTED and BEAUT-FULL we REALLY are!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2003, 01:08:22 AM »

Where the Wodaabe people come from? Their Rituals and Customs are Outsdanding...very UNIQUE! I L ;DOVE it!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2003, 01:26:17 PM »

Most beautiful pictures.
Blessings, blessings, blessings...  
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2003, 04:35:34 PM »

These pictures are priceless! Give thanks for Mama Afrika and her peoples. Blessed Love.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2003, 11:08:57 AM »

Greetings...would anyone happen to have pictures of Wodaabe women?


eyelightful pictures indeed
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2003, 05:14:46 PM »

Greetings,

It was a bit harder to find pics of the women, but this is what I've found so far:







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