01 décembre 2014

The Fashion Salon

                          The Fashion Salon was last weekend. Not usually the type of event I go for, but there are few enough events of any sort in Mayotte for me to try and go to the ones there are. On Saturday evening, there was the fashion show and competition. Every year, they organize a competition around one particular type of material. Two years ago, it was Mahorese chiromani, a type of material often worn by ladies here. Last year, it was jute.... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2012

A few days later...

          The men's dance, chigoma, followed a few days later. Naturally enough, being a Mahorese event, it started an hour late, but it was interesting. To dance chigoma, you stand in single file and shuffle forward, first one foot, left, forward, then the other, right, forward, and again. You also have a scarf, which you hold in both hands just before the ends of the scarf, and you swing it from left to right in a curve which goes up at either end. Meanwhile, a singer and a few percussionists will... [Lire la suite]
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