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Cowrie shells were once the most popular currency within Africa. The Egyptians considered them to be magical agents and also used them as currency in foreign exchange transactions. (Source: akilivumbi, via petitcabinetdecuriosites)

An incredible compilation about the Afro funk and Soul fusion scene recorded in Abidjan between 1972 to 1982.  13 rare tracks fully and hardly licenced, produced on gatefold vinyl by HOT CASA records , compiled by Djamel Hammadi , an extraordinaire digger , after many trips in Ivory Coast . Included amazing tracks from Ivorian main figures like Ernesto Djedje , Jimmy Hyacinthe, or rare afro - beat band like Pierre Antoine .. Enjoy this unique , rare and Afro funky masterpiece!

An incredible compilation about the Afro funk and Soul fusion scene recorded in Abidjan between 1972 to

Portrait  danseuse Yacouba. Côte dIvoire. by courregesg, via Flickr

Tribes are very important in Africa, and go back hundreds of years in their history. It is common for tribes to have different clothing and painting on them, here is a picture of just one example.

Le Petit Poucet / Gustave Doré

Gustave Doré's illustration for Perrault's "Le Petit Pucet"

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