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Gentle baron abedi

Gentle baron abedi


The Nyau Dancers

Nyau (also: Nyao meaning mask or initiation) is a secret society of the Chewa, an ethnic group of the Bantu peoples from Central and Southern Africa.  The Nyau society consists of initiated members of the Chewa and Nyanja people, forming the cosmology or indigenous religion of the people. Initiations are separate for men and for women, with different knowledge learned and with different ritual roles in the society according to gender and seniority. Only initiates are considered to be mature and members of the Nyau.

The word Nyau is not only used for the society itself, but also for the indigenous religious beliefs or cosmology of people who form this society, the ritual dance performances, and the masks used for the dances. Nyau societies operate at the village level, but are part of a wide network of Nyau across the central and part of the southern regions of Malawi, eastern Zambia, western Mozambique and areas where Malawians migrated in Zimbabwe. During performances with the masks women and children often rush into the houses when a Nyau performer threatens, as the masks are worn by only male members of the society and represent male knowledge. At that moment in the performance and rituals, Nyau masked dancers are understood to be spirits of the dead.

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Photos by Vlad Sokhin

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Earlier this year I did a concept shoot for Ghana based clothing label Osei Duro ( It was shot at Labadi Beach in Accra by amazing artist and photographer Kenturah Davis. The concept idea came from Marion Payen, a French visual artist, who wanted the shoot to have a “nomadic feeling with an outer space vibe.”

I had a great time and we had lots of spectators who were fully intrigued with our use of flour and Tang ( yes the drink Tang) at the beach. Without the camera i’m sure they would have easily assumed there was some ancestral ritual going on.

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