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Ikeji Masquerade in New York City and Ofirima Masquerade in Washington, D.C.: Research Reports on Two Cultural Adaptations

In Umuchu in Nigeria, as in most of Africa, "masquerade is exclusively for men. It's a macho thing," said Mr. Victor Emenuga, a member of the Umuchu cultural troupe, based in New Jersey. Mr. Emenuga was addressing an audience at the 1996 Hudson River Arts Festival in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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