[FOCUS] My Tribal Muses -The Avant Garde of The Tribal World by Biljana Jurukovski

We, The Suri people are on the Award list again… This time Biljana Jurukovski’s “My Tribal Muses -The Avant Garde of The Tribal World” received Bronze Medal on the Moscow International Foto Awards 2019. Congratulations to Biljana Jurukovski and Suri community! [REPOST from MIFA] Prizes Bronze in People/Portrait Photographer Biljana Jurukovski My Tribal Muses’ series is a collection of intimate portraits of the beautiful Surma tribal girls. They were intentionally photographed against black backdrop, so the focus can be on the beauty and artistic skills. Surma tribe reside on the border between Ethiopia and South Sudan and one can claim that Surma are one of the most iconic tribes in Ethiopia. They still remain isolated, untouched by foreigners due to the location, lack of amenities and due to tribal conflicts. What makes them so iconic it is their imagination and artistic skills when it comes to beautification and decorating. Biljana Jurukovski (42) is a Macedonian Australian Award Winning Photographer who has always been inspired and amazed by the diverse and beautiful expressions of different cultures. Biljana’s art is a culmination of her passion, love, and respect for other cultures and traditions; her art depicts a graceful world where strength and pride are engraved on the faces of the people photographed. Biljana considers herself an explorer and adventurer with a great passion for photography. Biljana sees photography as a medium for communication between people… All photos by Biljana Jurukovsk We are […]

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Celebrate Ka’el ceremony and New year of Bodi tribe from June 8 until June 15

Ka’el ceremony ( the holiday of fat men ) and New year of Bodi tribe, on this year they celebrate from June 8 until June 15 . Join us to celebrate this great festival. PHOTOS BY ERIC LAFFORGUE For more information about Bodi tribe and about ka’el ceremony read down👇 Bodi tribe has a small population compering to the Omo valley tribes and they reside near the Omo river, occupying about 1900 sq.km.They are bordered by the Mursi tribe as well. Both tribes though similar in several cultural patterns, clash from time to time. As a tribe, they are a group of people who are largely dependant on their livestock. They are also core agriculturalist who are involved in the growing of sorghum, maize and coffee, along the banks of Omo river. “Ka’el” which means “the holiday of the fat men”. In their traditional calendar, the year starts in June. And in celebration of the new year, the Ka’el tradition is observed. The ceremony measures the body fat of the male contestant and rewards the winner with no more than fame and adulation of the people (similar ceremony can be also seen in Dinka tribe of South Sudan). Prior to the new year competition, each of the 14 clans of the Bodi tribe is expected to produce a male contestant who is unmarried. For 6 months, these unmarried men take one of the weirdest steps in fattening up. They feed […]

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Happy Africa Day – 25 May 2019

🌍Happy Africa Day!🌍 On this day in 1963, 32 countries gathered in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia🇪🇹 and formed the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union). 23 additional countries have since joined. Let’s celebrating our unity, diversity and the incredible things that can be achieved when we are together.

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Welcome to our ceremony in August

by Barkaman Geleway – 9 May 2019 Open trip in August 2019 Donga stick fighting ceremony in Suri land Suri ethnic culture is beyond what we are experiencing in the current civilized world. Travel to Ethiopia and witness unique traditions and practices of tribes of the southern omo. For itineraries and quotes, please contact one of our tour consultans at: sarosuri.com barkamanethiopia@gmail.com

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