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Every two years, the town of Foumban (West Cameroon) hosts a three-day celebration of Bamun tradition and culture called NGUON FESTIVAL. During the festival, each day is decorated with many exciting activities such as conference-debates, dances, ritual ceremonies, recreational evenings, not forgotting the culinary dimension. Traditional musicians and griots animate the king's palace throughout this period. The Nguon is a secret society that plays a key role in the survival of the Bamun kingdom. Originally a harvest festival was held to mark the end of the annual activities of Nguon ; this har...

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