Donso Masks in Samogohiri
After the annual dankun sacrifice of Brahima Traoré in Samogohiri, masks come from the bush to roam in the village. They are animals, a buffalo, a black monkey, some dagwé (Roan Antelope, Hippotragus Equinus), and an old man. They are each accompanied by a warden, who has the task to “control” and communicate with them. Musicians also follow them, and what they do is basically to gather money and scare children. Musicians praise old hunters and masks dance to their music, while a hunter shoots a gunpowder shotgun. The masks belong to the Samogo hunters of the area, considered the autochthonous ethnic group, while the host of the ceremony, Brahima, is a Senufo.