Leonie Yangba Zowe
Director: Leonie Yangba Zowe
Distributed by: Cinematheque Afrique (Institut Francais)
Produced by: Participation Ministere Cooperation (France)
Part of series: Danses traditionelles de la Republique centrafricaine
The folkloric group "Nzale," founded in 1979 in Bangui, practices a traditional dance called "M'baka M'Bokou," which means "strength" and is a symbol of victory. It is a battle dance: each dancer wears the skin of the animal he wishes to incarnate. One dancer stands in the middle of a circle and fights the other dancers who come to confront him one after another.
The word "Nzale" means "wild buffalo" in the m'bakala language.
Festival: Bondy Festival du film africain 88