Mangbetu tribe Women of Democratic Republic of Congo with their traditional awesome hairstyles.

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Mangbetu tribe Women of Democratic Republic of Congo with their traditional awesome hairstyles.Some women of the Mangbetu tribe who have elongated heads; their skulls were lengthened by tight cord when they were infants. MANGBETU PEOPLE: THE FAMOUS FASHIONABLE HAIR-STYLISH CONGOLESE (AFRICAN) TRIBE THAT PRACTICED LIPOMBO (HEAD ELONGATION) CUSTOMS. The ‘Mangbetu’ are an amalgam of linguistically- […]

Afro-Bolivian saya Dancer in traditional attire and hat.

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AFRICAN DESCENDANTS IN BOLIVIA (AFRO-BOLIVIANS) Afro Bolivians are Bolivians of African ancestry.Afro-Bolivians. Most, if not all, were brought as slaves to work for European colonizers. African slaves may even have been a part of Francisco Pizzaro’s expeditions in Upper and Lower Peru. They originated in different areas of Africa, including Congo, Angola, Senegal, Mozambique, Ivory […]

Beautiful Hausa woman dancer at an Islamic festival,Kano,Nigeria.

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Beautiful Hausa woman dancer at an Islamic festival,Kano,Nigeria. Many other Hausas subscribe to the view that they had a common Arab ancestor whose descendants founded the Hausa city-states. According to this, the King of Baghdad’s son, Bayajidda or Abuyazidu, quarrelled with his father, left Baghdad and ended up in the state of Daura (directly north […]

Beautiful Afro-Spanish jazz singer Concha Buika aka “The Queen of Flamenco” is of Bubi descent.

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BUBI PEOPLE: EQUATORIAL GUINEA`S ANCIENT WARRIOR AND STEVEDORING PEOPLE THAT ABHORS SLAVERY AND RESISTED ITS IMPOSITION ON THEM Linguistic studies suggest the Bubi were among the first Bantu tribes to leave their Nigerian/Cameroon-area homeland, maybe 5,000 years ago, and migrate southeast, settling on the coast of what is now southern Cameroon or northern Gabon. They […]

Hardcore Kru people of Liberia,circa 1910.

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The Kru people inhabit a homeland in coastal southeastern Liberia and neighboring Cote d`Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Some Kru have also migrated to the neighboring Sierra Leone to work as fishermen and dockworkers. The Kru along with the Grebo resisted Maryland settlers’ efforts to control their trade. They were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders […]

Portrait of Beautiful Zulu virgin girl at Umlanga (Reed Dance) at Enyokeni,South Africa.

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Portrait of Beautiful Zulu virgin girl at Umlanga (Reed Dance) at Enyokeni,South Africa. The Zulu Kings Reed Dance (uMkhosi woMhlanga) at eNyokeni Palace. Every year in September over 25 thousand Zulu Maidens gather at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s royal palace for the Zulu Reed Dance (uMkhosi woMhlanga). The Reed dance is a colourful and cultural celebration […]