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Rites of passage to adulthood [This is culture]

Rites of passage to adulthood [This is culture]

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Today we are going to address two completely different subjects. Before speaking of the fight of Mohamed Ali in Kinshasa one will first be interested in the rites of passage to adulthood.

RITES OF PASSAGE TO ADULTHOOD

The transition from childhood to adulthood is an important moment for everyone.

On the African continent, the passage from one stage of existence to another is marked by important rites and ceremonies which vary according to the ethnic groups.

With the modernization of our societies and the importance of Catholic and Muslim religions, the majority of these traditional practices have disappeared.

To see it you really have to go to deep in villages.The ritual cycle usually begins or ends with circumcision.

There is also often a culminating event, often a test of bravery, for example among the Maasai warriors one must hunt a lion.

ZAIRE 74: RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE IN MUSIC

In a few days it will be the 1st anniversary of the death of boxer Mohamed Ali.

We delve in the famous fight of the century that took place between Ali and George Foreman in 1974 in Kinshasa in the DRC.

On the occasion of this fight, the Zaire 74 festival took place in Kinshasa for three days.

Take a look at the video for more.

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