Scope and Contents
This film, made by the French government while Cameroon was still under French trusteeship, shows the dances of people of the southern provinces of Akonolinga, Yaounde, Doume, and Batouri. Details of clothing, ornaments, hair styles, and the xylophone that provides the music for the dances are shown. The first dance, in Akonolinga, features young girls in what is possibly an initiation dance. They wear vegetable fiber skirts, silver arm and leg ornaments and European elfin stocking caps. In...
between 1920 and 1939