Le Kankourang

Place: Mbour  (01 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2021 )

altMask and mythical guardian of the Mandingo peoples values of Senegambia, the Kankourang usually appears in late winter and during circumcision ceremonies between the months of September and October
[3:30:23 p.m.] cicotours11: The most common output in the towns of Mbour, Ziguinchor, Sédhiou, is less scary than in the past and makes areas of a traveling show rhythmic dances, songs and chases to the delight of people and tourists.

UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, the Kankourang, protective spirit of the Mandingo community, is also adopted by other ethnic groups like the Diola, Baïnouks, Fulani Fouladou, Balanta Manjack, etc.

With a popular and spectacular image, it plays an important role in the company's controller. Guarantor of security insiders during circumcision ceremonies, it chases away evil spirits, also protects the fruit and agricultural products, watches over the behavior, environment and generally on strengthening the social fabric of the community .