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Bureng Koosee Festival

Bureng Koosee Festival – Saturday 2nd June 2012, Bureng Village, Jarra East, Lower River Region This festival is a Mandinka community festival started in June 2011, organised by the Village Development Committee as part of a quest to revive the traditional cultural practices which bred unity and cohesion in their society. The Mandinka communities, especially in the district of Jarra, are renowned for having the largest number of masks and masquerades in the country.

Koosee is a rare masquerade tradition that was performed during harvest time when food as in plentiful supply and there was no work to do in the fields.

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