November 2o14 . Dakar, Senegal. Better late than never.
The language of Senegal is Wolof. Laamb is the Wolof word for wrestling.
Whoever is thrown to the ground first is the winner. Hands only!
The bottles contain herb laced infusions that the players use to bath with. It is prepared by a marabout(Muslim religious leader) and is supposed to protect the players.
A loser pouring libations. He dug a hole in the earth and poured what appeared to be water in it. He then drank the water from the earth and bathed his face and shoulders with it.
Enjoying the show.
Dancing while they watch the match.
Wearing gris-gris , leather charms that have Koran verses on them.
The drummers played all night long even as dignitaries make their entrance.
The amateurs had their turn. The pros arrived.
Unfortunately, my camera died after this. And so did my voice. If you’d like to learn more about Senegalese wrestling, you can read Here.