18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Fest Dancing

Gaani cultural festival in the North of Benin is a colourful event, especially for the Bariba tribe. The main goal of Gaani is to attract good luck, health and honor the traditions. The local dances are the part of the festival. This boy was dancing in the circle of spectators demonstrating perfect knowledge of the traditions of his ancestors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Gamia village, Benin
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Elena Bobrova