Gerewol courtship festival

After a long drought it’s the first Gerewol for 6 years, a male beauty contest for the Wodaabe men of Niger to impress young women and get a new lover.
The three female judges are looking for specific things: The man must keep great poise, show his teeth, flutter his lips and sing from his throat.
Wodaabe culture allows both men and women to set aside their marriage vows during the festival so although Djao is married, he and his wife are both up for a fling.

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Role Contributor
Series ProducerDale Templar
NarratorJohn Hurt
ProducerTuppence Stone

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