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Ritual and Festive Expressions of the Congo Culture

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The ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culture encompass the contemporary vision of a collective celebration of black rebel descendants enslaved during the colonial period During the Congo season, participants act out a matriarchal society in a palisade, ruled by a queen and her court. Everyone must help protect the queen and members of the palisade from the devils (diablos), and the season concludes with a confrontation between the diablos and the congos. Everyone takes part, and the expressions have been fostering social integration for generations.

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Place/region: Panama, Latin America
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Emma Gomez
Publisher: Panama. Ministry of Commerce and Industries
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