The sugâ galantly stand around
with their spears
Dressed in goat ' s skin with painted
faces and hair
Their countenance say ' do not dare '
A direct contrast of the square ' s
Which is exagerated by the
tipsiness from the locally brewed
With dances the festival began in
Each dancer stamping hard to
make his beats the loudest.
The tipsy audience laughing and
cheering their best ,
Men, like chimpanzees , beating
their bare breast.
Mandiang is all, anything else is
being put to rest.
The drull drum is a - play for the
Marking the ****** of all that has
and is to chance ,
The majestic monarch march for
And the time for the rain - making
ritual to commence.
So it, at the end , rained as usual ,
The welcome crown of this annual
Mandiang is an annual event
amongs my tribe , it is that time of
the year set aside to appreciate the
past havest and hope for regular
rain and good croping season.
Sugâ is a soldier in our ancient
kingdom. NT all this now is
ceremonial with no spiritual