National Geographic : 1935 Jun
A BASSARI FLUTE BLOWER IS ACCOMPANIED BY DANCING YOUTHS RUBBING RIDGED PALM WOOD A loud, hollow sound issues from the crude instruments when their grooved surfaces are stroked with sticks. Another native instrument ismade bystringing lengths of boa skin and horse-tail hairs across the opening of half a calabash. Even the hot noon sun could not restrain thesedancers aslong asmillet beer, sweet and strongly alcoholic, was consumed. Some of these performers at Andef wear short, fringed skirts; others, strange leggings; and several, clusters ofanklets that clank intherhythm of weird music. Thatch layers, placed like shingles, cover their circular, poorly lighted and badly ventilated huts.