The Gambia hosts the popular Kankuran festival, which is a mask worn by individuals during ritual ceremonies or festivals of the Mandinka-speaking people.
They wear costumes, which conceal the person’s identity.
The hidden identity establishes that no ordinary man has the right to judge others.
Therefore, the mask disguising the human form is believed to have the authority to act in the name and place of the spirits.
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