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Re: [African_Arts] Masquerade in Enugu

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  • Cathy Davis
    Agreed, as I d missed out on intervening discussion I was slightly gobsmacked. The satirical angle was completely lost on me! ... -- Cathy Davis Thermes
    Message 1 of 14 , Jun 5, 2009
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      Agreed, as I'd missed out on intervening discussion I was slightly
      gobsmacked. The satirical angle was completely lost on me!

      2009/6/5 <dwolf22@...>:
      >
      >
      > Aaron ,
      >
      > Lest you should feel that satire is lost entirely upon the masses ... I just
      > want to let you know that that is how I read your original comment - as a
      > satirical joke ... I figured you were basing it on the recent and ongoing
      > discussions about the authenticity of the objects of our psychotic
      > obsessions and the use of 'contact' as one of the markers for impurtiy which
      > by any rational metric would also apply to this dance ceremony .. thereby
      > rendering it a fake... a copy ... but as in all good satire ... the point is
      > to make a comment on the imperfections of the base assumption.  I took the
      > lol at the end as a give away but hey maybe a few smiley faces and winks
      > will help next time...
      >
      > Also ... good satire always ruffles some feathers it seems ... just ask
      > Sarah Palin.
      >
      > daniel
      >
      > In a message dated 6/5/2009 6:45:34 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
      > impex7@... writes:
      >
      > Gary,
      >
      > I have witnessed to a number of these ceremonies over the years. The comment
      > was supposed to be Satirical Joke.......
      >
      > --- On Thu, 6/4/09, GARYGLS2000@... <GARYGLS2000@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: GARYGLS2000@... <GARYGLS2000@...>
      > Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Masquerade in Enugu
      > To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009, 2:18 PM
      >
      > Aaron, you are absolutely wrong. Ceremonies like these go on all over Africa
      > with or without tourists, many of them in total secrecy.. Some of the masks
      > and costumes may have been modified over the years but the rituals carry on.
      > Sande Society masqueraders appear today throughout Sierra Leone and Liberia
      > and perform traditional functions despite years of rebel wars. As long as
      > there are Poro and Sande secret societies, this will continue.
      >
      > Gary Schulze
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Aaron Weston <impex7@yahoo. com>
      > To: African_Arts@ yahoogroups. com
      > Sent: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 12:00 pm
      > Subject: Re: [African_Arts] Masquerade in Enugu
      >
      >
      >
      > You do know these ceremonies cannot possibly be authentic, they've been
      > contaminated by outsiders. And the people are not smart enough to ward off
      > the outside influence or to incorporate them into their everyday lives and
      > move on.......... lol
      >
      > --- On Wed, 6/3/09, cathywinsor <cathywinsor@ gmail.com> wrote:
      >
      > From: cathywinsor <cathywinsor@ gmail.com>
      > Subject: [African_Arts] Masquerade in Enugu
      > To: African_Arts@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 2:11 PM
      >
      >
      > Nice pics.
      >
      > http://news. bbc.co.uk/ 1/hi/in_pictures /8078727. stm
      >
      >
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      Cathy Davis
      Thermes Magnoac
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