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Kundum Festival 2018: Here are all the spectacular photos you need to see



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The chiefs and people Lower Dixcove in the Western Region climaxed the celebration of the annual Kundum festival last Saturday, August 18, 2018.

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

Kundum, the festival of the Ahanta and Nzema people is marked over a four-week period to signify victory over hunger.

It is marked between August and September which is usually the bumper harvest season for food.

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

This year’s festival was marked on the theme, “Let’s get involved in managing our fisheries resources,” seeks to highlight the severity of illegal fishing methods and the need to end it.

Historically, the Kundum Festival is believed to have first been celebrated around the 16th century.

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

The first record of the festival was made by Bossman, a Dutch explorer who travelled to the then Gold Coast in the 17th century and observed the Abisaa dance, the dance that comes with its celebration.

The people who participate in the celebration wear distinctive dress, footwear, and sometimes masks.

The festival begins with musicians taking the drums to the five different shrines on the outskirts of town.

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival  PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo



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