Isolated tribes and sects
Our goal is the isolated Bantu and Pygmy communities along the Congo River. We will also visit a local sect; after decolonization sects appeared that mix ancient African beliefs with aesthetic elements and Christian liturgy.
Kinshasa is an African mega-city with its own unique elements; the 'sapeurs' (society of entertainers and elegant people), voodoo wrestling or fetish wrestling, Suku music (Congolese salsa), and the national museum. We will also visit the city of Kisantu with its nice colonial architecture, and the old train station of Mbanza Ngungu.
We will explore the Yaka Kingdom, meeting the Yaka King and learn about local monarchies in today’s republic. Then we will visit the sacred Yaka village, enjoy a traditional masquerade dance and a ritual blood sacrifice.