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Traditional Cameroon Dance
The Beti are best-known for bikutsi music, which has been popularized and
become a rival for the more urban and accessible makossa of Douala. Bikutsi
is characterized by an intense 6/8 rhythm, and is played at all sorts of
Beti gatherings, including parties, funerals and weddings. The word bikutsi
can be loosely translated as beating the ground continuously.
There are poetic recitations accompanied by clapping and dancing, with
interludes for improvised and sometimes obscene performances on the balafon
(a type of xylophone). These interludes signal the shift to the bikutsi
phase, which is much less strictly structured than Ekang.
During bikutsi, women dance and sing along with the balafon, and lyrics
focus on real-life problems, as well as sexual fantasies. These female
choruses are an integral part of bikutsi, and their intense dancing and
screams are characteristic of the genre. Another type of ceremony is the
mevungu, when women dance all night in order to abstain from sex during
those hours for a period of nine days. The so ritual is much-feared by Beti
boys, as it involves a series of tests to mark a boy's passage into manhood.
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thorough integration of dance and music into African life is
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