INDEPENDANCE OF THE CONGO, JUNE 30, 1960.

Thank you, Jacques!

Jacques Jangoux´s JungleView blog

Festivities for independence of ex-Belgian Congo, now Democratic Republic of the Congo, at Ikela (Equateur Province). The musicians are Mangbetu from Northeast Congo, the men with spears and plaited shields are local Kela of the Mongo liguistic group.

Festivities to celebrate the independence of the Congo, June 30, 1960 at Ikela in Central Congo. The Belgian Congo became the Republic of the Congo, later Zaire, and now Democratic Republic of the Congo. Festiivités pour célébrer l´indépendance du Congo le 30 juin 1960 à Ikela au Congo Central. Le Congo Belge devint la République du Congo, ensuite Zaire, et maintenant République Démocratique du Congo. Festivities to celebrate the independence of the Congo, June 30, 1960 at Ikela in Central Congo. The Belgian Congo became the Republic of the Congo, later Zaire, and now Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Festiivités pour célébrer l´indépendance du Congo le 30 juin 1960 à Ikela au Congo Central. Le Congo Belge devint la République du Congo, ensuite Zaire, et maintenant République Démocratique du Congo.

Festivities to celebrate the independence of the Congo, June 30, 1960 at Ikela in Central Congo. The Belgian Congo became the Republic of the Congo, later Zaire, and now Democratic Republic of the Congo. Men playing slit drum (idiophone drum). Festiivités pour célébrer l´indépendance du Congo le 30 juin 1960 à Ikela au Congo Central. Le Congo Belge devint la République du Congo, ensuite Zaire, et maintenant République Démocratique du Congo. Hommes jouant du tambour à fente (idiophone). Festivities to celebrate the independence of the Congo, June 30, 1960 at Ikela in Central Congo. The Belgian Congo became the Republic of the Congo, later Zaire, and now Democratic Republic of the Congo. Men playing slit drum (idiophone drum).
Festiivités pour célébrer l´indépendance du Congo le…

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