Songs of The Walés

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Asongwaka, educated Walé
Epanza Makita, Bat Walé
The Ark of Walé Oyombé
Walé Lokito and Her Belongings
Walé Bontongu, Hung by Weavers
Walé Oyombé, Bored and Alone
Watch out: Lokito, Hunter Walé
The Husband of Walé Besala
Bosala, Leopard Walé
Walé Lokito, Unfair Sharing
Walé Mpia and Her Mundele
Walé Asongwaka Sentenced to Jail
Walé Asongwaka Takes Off
Walé Oyombé, Nkúmu
Walé Besawu’s Bed
Ntembe, Sparrowhawk Walé
The Uncle of Walé Ikita Flees Home
Walé Bontongu’s Pond
Walé Bakuku, Chimpanzee at Sunset
Walé Lokito, Pretty as Caterpillar
Walé Bakuku, Generous Like Palm Nuts
Walé Bontongu, A Darling Stone
Walé Bakuku Hops Across the Creek
Walé Bakuku, Ants Dish
Walé Ikita, Confident and Shameless
Walé Lokito, Queen Mother
Walé Oyombé and Mpia, Basket Weaving
The Walé on The Swing
Walé Oyombé and Polygamy
The Owls’ Eyelids of The Walés
Bontongu, One of The Last Bantu Walé
Beyond the Closed Circle
The Closed Circle of Walés
Walé Asongwaka, Finally Free
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Exhibition Songs
The Owls’ Eyelids of The Walés

I was deeply moved by the painting The Roses of Heliogabalus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Beneath its air of a romantic and voluptuous banquet, this painting hides a terrible story, and I could not help but draw a parallel with the world of the Walés. Just as the young emperor finds it amusing to release a shower of rose petals on his courtesans, which kills several of them by suffocation, the husbands and suitors of the queen mothers are drowning in the demands associated with the ritual.