Kumasi


I went with Opoku, my co-worker for a weekend to Kumasi. A friend of his had his wedding.

First comes the traditional wedding, where the two families meet and the dowry is exchanged. Kind of the move of the bride from on family into the other and the compensation for that.

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The couple:

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And the church wedding on the next day. Please note all the different dresses and head gear…

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… an african fashion show …

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Out with the boys drinking, singing, enjoying the night…

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Great fufu with the boys the next day …

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… and the market in Kumasi – huge …

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And then…. it was the birthday of the Ashanti king who resides in Kumasi …
The MC ;-) Master of Ceremony

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The numer one fetish priest in the Ashanti Kingdom. He is in the spirit at the moment. That means you don’t see the human being. It is the spirit that is acting through his body. Those ceremonies include a lot of drumming and trance dancing.

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One of the many sub-chiefs present at the birthday …

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The traditional guards of the king – besides the bodyguards and police …

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And last but not least, the KING …

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One Response to “Kumasi”

  1. Grüsse vom Lonely Planet Weltatlas ;-)

    und hääääh? ich habe gedacht, Zitroni hätte geheiratet???!!!

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