Bali Nyonga Lela 2013 festival in pictures

 

Day One – 'Suh Fu'

 

some  Sama members with their flutes

some Sama members with their flutes

 

members of the fulani community joined in the celebration

members of the fulani community joined in the celebration

The fon leads royal procession to the sacred shrine

The fon leads royal procession to the sacred shrine

The Fon on his way to the Sacred shrine at Gola

The Fon on his way to the Sacred shrine at Gola

Fon Ganyonga III dress in all white lead the village to Gola

Fon Ganyonga III dress in all white lead the village to Gola

Arrival at Gola

Arrival at Gola

Preparation to slaughter the ram the would be shared to those availabe

Preparation to slaughter the ram the would be shared to those availabe

 

Day Two – 'Loh ti'

Youths dressed for the Loh ti

Youths dressed for the Loh ti

Loh ti is a comic remembrance of the heroic conquest of the Balis  in the late 19th and early 20th centurary

Loh ti is a comic remembrance of the heroic conquest of the Balis in the late 19th and early 20th centurary

 

Youths rally at the palace to share the royal meal

Youths rally at the palace to share the royal meal

Fon Doh on his way to the Old Palace at Ntankoo

Fon Doh on his way to the Old Palace at Ntankoo

on the way to the former palace

on the way to the former palace

The road from the palace to Ntankoo was adorned by women, men and children cheering at the fon

The road from the palace to Ntankoo was adorned by women, men and children cheering at the fon

 

 

women on both sides of the road cheer the fon as he  returns to the palace

women on both sides of the road cheer the fon as he returns to the palace

                         

 

                                Day Three – 'Mben mfon'

 

Drumers get set for the 'Mben Mfon'

Drumers get set for the ‘Mben Mfon’

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