Kwagh-Hir theatrical performanceNigeria
Representative List 2019
EN: Kwa - the area restricted to non-members of the Kwagh-hir troupe. It serves as place for keeping of props and changing area for performers.
EN: Tor-cham (lead singer) giving instructions to the Kwagh-hir troupe before the commencement of a performance.
EN: Ter Kwagh-hir (Patron) - Custodian of traditional authority with potent cultural and spiritual powers to proctect and sustain the groupe. Sitting close to him are two community elders.
EN: Tor Kumkum - highly gifted drummers who are proficient in the art.
EN: Tor Kwagh-hir - Troupe coordinator and traditional lights-man directs the entire performance.
EN: Kwagh-hir - masquerade displaying to the admiration of the audience.
EN: A female puppet spinning cotton being directed by the traditional lights-man.
EN: Jov Gyuce, known as the eagle fairy, has sensitive perception to detect danger and evil. Other performers are the lights-man and female dancers dancing and singing in the background
EN: Azembetuka - a young attractive girl, obedient and hard working. She is assisting her mother to fetch water and do other household chores.
EN: Nyam Tandim - a big wild animal. It is terrifying and fierce-looking; a reminder to women and children that the wildlife consists of both malevolent and benevolent animals.