Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Congolese wrestlers.

Out of Focus has a fantastic gallery of Congolese wrester portraits by Colin Delfosse. The gallery is HERE.
The wrestling sounds like Mexican lucha libre, with the financing of a small backyard wrestling collective, laced with the local black magic traditions and political hot topics.
Body-building, and even black magic enthusiasts fight for glory in makeshift rings. They come from the streets and their charisma commands respect and admiration. But the heros of the ring are modest in victory : « Kobeta libanga papa mundele » [we manage, white man].
I'm sorry I cannot remember who sent this link to me. It was bookmarked a while back and I just found it. Let me know if you sent it over.

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