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Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal 
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African cultures
Customs and traditions
Rituals
Saltigues
Xooy

The Xooy is a traditional divination ceremony among the Serer community, organized prior to the rainy season. During this long nocturnal gathering, master seers known as Saltigues step into a circle and deliver predictions before a rapturous audience. The combination of their vibrant clothing, songs and dances creates a colourful, dramatic ceremony and the seers hold the audience in suspense until daybreak. The Saltigues are the living mediums of the Xooy and preserve and transmit the knowledge that is vital to the ceremony.


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Pays/lieu: Senegal,
Séries: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste représentative,
Type: Documentary
Durée: 00:10:07
Editeur: Direction Patrimoine Culturel,
Publié en: 2012

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