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Dogon Mask Dance Tour

Country: Mali
City: Sangha
Duration: 1 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Dance

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Mask Dance

Dogons believe that spirits and ancestors reside in the ritual masks kept in caves located on the cliffs high above their villages. Any performance of ritualistic dances not undertaken for the purpose of rituals and religious festivals must be carefully treated to prevent offending the many taboos associated with the rituals, as well as the ancestors and spirits residing in these masks.

A few Dogon villages in the region do perform dances for tourists but appropriate sacrifices must be made before the dances and consent from the spiritual world sought.


Following breakfast depart from Sangha to Ireli and enjoy your mask dance. After the dance continue your dogon country visit.

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