Nyau (also: Nyao meaning mask or initiation) is a secret society of the Chewa, an ethnic group of the Bantu peoples from Central and Southern Africa.The Nyau society consists of initiated members of the Chewa and Nyanja people, forming the cosmology or indigenous religion of the people. Initiations are separate for men and for women, with different knowledge learned and with different ritual roles in the society according to gender and seniority. Only initiates are considered to be mature and members of the Nyau.
The word Nyau is not only used for the society itself, but also for the indigenous religious beliefs or cosmology of people who form this society, the ritual dance performances, and the masks used for the dances. Nyau societies operate at the village level, but are part of a wide network of Nyau across the central and part of the southern regions of Malawi, eastern Zambia, western Mozambique and areas where Malawians migrated in Zimbabwe. During performances with the masks women and children often rush into the houses when a Nyau performer threatens, as the masks are worn by only male members of the society and represent male knowledge. At that moment in the performance and rituals, Nyau masked dancers are understood to be spirits of the dead.
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I was down for Pharrell, but he is in sore need of a thorough dragging to rid him of his White-gaze thirst and tacit respectability politics BS. I mean, what’s next, an “Accidental Racist” duet with LL?
Pharrell needs to come out and clarify this shit before everyone forgets him….Money corrupts some, for real……
Pharrell is a dummy for this shit.
Kill Shot = “if you can’t beat em, serve em”
where is the Tyra gif. “We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!”
i mean idk why we be so shocked & “outraged” when black celebs say things like this. a lot of us think just because they’re black the “represent us” when that’s not the case a lot of times. these people ain’t for you like that tbh.
i understand what he’s saying about blaming other races for our issues in some instances (ex. always blaming the “white man” but when you come here to Chicago, the “white man” ain’t killing blacks, there are blacks killing blacks). but explaining the core of things like racism in america isn’t self-inflicted.
now all the rest of the stuff…don’t really understand what he mean with the rest of that. like “new black”…er? but i see things like this as another tactic for internet outrage and media distraction from more important things. another discussion.
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