performing Dipo dance at the Festival of Black Deities (“Festivals Des Divinites Noires”) at Aneho in Togo-West Africa.
“FESTIVALS DIVINITES NOIRES” (THE FESTIVAL OF BLACK DEITIES) – THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL FOR VOODOO PRACTITIONERS AT ANEHO,TOGO
For seven years the Festival of Black Deities always opens at Glidji. Glidji is a 10-minute drive from Aného. Glidji is the undisputed “Temple of traditional religions.” Nicknamed the “Vatican” of voodoo, Glidji is famous for its temples, monasteries, its high priests, her priestesses, the sacred forest where there come that insiders in a state of purity.And as in Ouidah in Benin, Glidji has its sacred pythons revered by the people of Guinea Coast and Africa. The ceremony of taking the sacred stone is held every year in Glidji.
BY: Kweku Darko Ankrah