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Devil mask from northern Venezuela

Dancing Devils of Corpus Christi refers to a set of popular Venezuelan religious festivals held on Corpus Christi, celebrating the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. It generally refers to the practices of 11 brotherhoods in various regions, which include more than 5,000 people who are of African decent. (There are almost a million blacks living in Venezuela.) The Dancing Devils was recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2012. As you can see, Yare folk art is more like that from the Caribbean islands than anywhere else, i.e. papier mache monsters painted in bright colors. 1387

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