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Spectrums of Masquerade (Video)

Masquerade societies are not singular, isolated organizations. Instead they exist on a spectrum, ranging from the most secretive to the most entertainment based, in order to respond to the various needs of a community. Artists intentionally create the most beautiful and spiritual masks on one end and the ugliest, raunchiest masks on the other, with numerous other genres in between. In this video you will see part of an Egungun Festival at the Oyotunji African Village in South Carolina.

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Subject Areas
Dance, Social Studies, Visual Arts
Culture, Dance, Identity