Ivory Coast: Baoule People & Goli Dance – Second Dance

The second part of the masqueraded Goli dance of the Baoule people is even more intense and spectacular. The second pair of masques are larger and more colorful and more intimidating with horns and teeth. And the dance moves are seemingly more aggressive. The crowd gets wildly involved in the dances, cheering and clapping, and you can get invited to join the masked dancers (only male can approach them or take pictures with them). The second dance is called Goli Glen and the mask is a stylized mix of a horned-ram and crocodile. All in all, unbelievable experience! Also, Baoule people are famous for their weaving and almost everyone in the village is involved in weaving and coloring the extremely bright dresses, cloths, and scarves.