Feel the Africa

Today, instead of traditional article we will publish some interesting clips that with all my might pass a wonderful and unique spirit of Africa. It is a situation where one song tells more than 1000 words

So, the first one made by a good American violinist Lindsey Stirling during her trip to Kenya, «We found love».

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Dogon – people living among the rocks

Dogon

Majestic cliffs rise in the savannah. Their giant debris with many gorges and caves come off the whole chain of mountains. But on the projections seemingly inaccessible, full of life. Here, in this labyrinth of rocks to escape the bloody clashes, eight centuries ago moved Dogon tribe. And now they live entirely apart from the other tribes of the Republic of Mali.

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Africa marriage tradition

African wedding

Africa is big. Its territory is inhabited by many different tribes with their original customs, traditions, rituals, most of which remained unchanged for thousands of years. And of course the most interesting among them are marriage and wedding traditions that vary from tribe to tribe, but still have some common characteristics.

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Beer in Africa

Beer in Africa

Not only our people like beer, but in sunny Africa this drink is also very popular. Moreover, Africa can be considered as the cradle of brewing, because in early 3000 BC in ancient Egypt was cooked first-class beer. And yes, beer contemporary as old as famous pyramids. And within Egyptian sarcophagus archaeologists have found frescoes, reproducing, like Egyptian princess Nefertyti drink beer.

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Ebola virus

Ebola virus

One of the most exciting contemporary problems of Africa, which is in fact very worried not merely African country, but almost the whole world – the famous Ebola virus. The worst thing in it that against him currently there are no treatment and mortality during infection of Ebola is 70 to 90%. It seems similar situations in medieval Europe was a plague against which where was no effective treatment and mortality was extremely high (sometimes entire towns and villages were killed by this invisible enemy). But whether it is appropriate to compare Ebola with terrible plague, is it so bad, after all, we no longer live in the middle Ages.

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The Maasai

Maasai

Masai live on both sides of the border of Kenya and Tanzania into a large area of the Masai Mara assigned to them for a thousand years. Masai civilized very weak, and so the population of Tanzania considers them a sort of wild Indians. However, the Maasai have own pride. They are the tallest people in the world. Two meters tall at them is in the order of things. Masai do not bother themselves with ranchers, agriculture and even hunting, but the Masai warriors with spears always go to protect themselves from wild animals and thieves.

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Tanzania National Parks

Elephant

The next day we abandon hospitable Mountain inn and go on a trip to the national parks. From Arusha hour and a half we’re going down the highway, but then begins bumpy primer. In fact, in Tanzania built excellent roads, but three hours towards the main park construction stopped. There are two reasons. First, foreigners are attracted to Tanzania opportunity to see the real Africa, the main feature of which in their view are herds of wild animals and lack of asphalt, at least in the jungle and savanna. Secondly, it is believed that if pave the way, there is also appeared human villages, and animals will go away. Both reasons not indisputable, but be that as it may, we rubbed the back velvet covers “Landry-faith” famous company in Tanzania Equatorial safaris, swallow considerable portion of the finest red dust and dream quickly get to the Ngorongoro.

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Macondo Art – genesis Africa in Ebony

Macondo Art

5,000 square kilometers in the east African continent occupies by Macondo tribe belonging to the Bantu ethnic group. Macondo plateau, cut Ruvuma River valley, extending north Mozambique and Tanzania to the south. During the colonial section of the world Macondo were under the rule of various states. In 1964, Tanzania became independent, and Macondo became free citizens of the Republic. Resistance Macondo to colonial regime in Mozambique was brutally suppressed in 1960. Armed struggle for independence took widespread and Macondo become active participants in the resistance movement, led Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO). Many of them were forced to hide in Tanzania, which now contains two-thirds of the 500 thousand Macondo. Among them – there are many sculptors from Mozambique.

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Hot Snows of Kilimanjaro. Continue.

Kilimanjaro

After breakfast at 8 am we start from Mandara huts. We changed shorts to tight pants, T-shirts – on shirts with long sleeves and the last section of the path we take today windbreaker. The path an hour goes by woods. In turn offers great ashes. The fire happened a couple of months ago, but the burned trees … had huge purple flowers bloom. These are fires in Africa – burning grass and shrubs, small animals are killed and with trees nothing happens.

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Hot Snows of the Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Africa is leaving. Another five, ten years and Africa will become civilized, will live by European standards and likely will become more boring. But before you can come to Tanzania and see burning eyes leopard in the dark rainforest. There is still time…

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