Yoruba Gelede drum Benin, Togo or Nigeria
The annual Gelede festival honors the creative and dangerous powers of female ancestors and goddesses,
known affectionately as "our mothers."
The Gelede ceremony invokes and ensures the spiritual forces benevolence towards the people of the village.
At the same time the Gelede festival turns out to be a real show, entertainment, and fun for the people of the village.
Drumming and singing are essential features of the ceremony.