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Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in Mali

UNESCO: List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding - 2011 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/USL/00520 Description: For the Bambara, Malink?, Senufo and Samogo peoples of Mali, the secret society of the K?r?dugaw is a rite of wisdom performed at festivals and many other occasions. Initiates provoke laughter with behaviour characterized by gluttony, caustic humour and wit, but also possess great intelligence and wisdom. The society educates, trains and prepares children to cope with life and to deal with social problems. The K?r?dugaw symbolize generosity, tolerance, inoffensiveness and mastery of knowledge, embodying the rules of conduct that they advocate for others. Country(ies): Mali ? DBPC, 2010 Duration: 00:09:31 - Support: DVD (0052000011)
Length: 09:32

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