Foumbam is located at the West Region of Cameroon and it’s so different from the rest of the country. The main religion in Foumbam is Muslim and people here dress more like in Zagora and Senegal than the rest of Cameroon.
The sultan’s palace is the main attraction of this area and like many part of Africa, this Palace is NOT original. The orignal Bamboo and wood palace was burned down ages ago and was re-built later. There’s a lot of arabic influence to this palace I find it fascinating:)
The museum inside(which photos is prohibited) showed a lot of interesting things about the Kings of Foumbam. The local guide said that this is a “live” museum and whenever there’s a ceremony, they will still use those Hats, Drums and Masks inside the museum. I wish I can show you all the “secret society” clothing which are really interesting Due to limited internet access, I will try to tell you guys more about this later:)
The more I traveled around Africa, the more I learned that people really live their life differently in many parts of the world!
Tradition should never been forgotten but DO choose what you want to believe in(Cameroonian do believe in Transformation and Black Magic)!
Afterall, I did enjoyed the traditional music of Foumban very much:)