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Sowei Mask

Carved wooden helmet mask used by the exclusively female Sande (Mende) or Bondo/Bundu (Temne) societies. The mask is traditionally worn by a high-ra...

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Temne song

Ethnomusicological sound recording made by Cootje van Oven. Temne song accompanied by the sangbai, a tin being hit and handclapping. The performers an...

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