Afro-Brazilian vodoun Folkloric ballerina troupe from Bahia,Brazil at Festival For Black Deities at Aneho-Togo.
The Festival of Black Deities ("Festivals Des Divinites Noires") was established in 2006 by Acofin organization . It is for meetings, exchanges, training, transmission, exploration and groundbreaking discoveries. Initially its concentration was to give priority to traditional religions and initiation societies.This is because Africa is full of many initiation societies. Among the most famous are men leopards in Democratic Congo, the Dogon of Mali, Poro initiation among the Senoufo people of Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Mali, the Mossi of Burkina - Faso, the Fang of Gabon, the Kondonas Pya Togo etc
Aneho is located 45 kilometers from Lome, the capital city of Togo. Aneho, Glidji in Togo and Abomey and Ouidah, towns in the neighboring city of Benin, are known as the cradle of Vodoun (Voodoo) in the world. Aneho is the land of Mina ( Mina people are mostly Fantes from Ghana`s Central regional ancient town of Elmina (Edina) that went to sojourn in Togo and Benin to engage in their fishing occupation) and Guin people.
BY: Kweku Darko Ankrah