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Every year near the end of August, Cape Coast hosts the Festival of the Chiefs. Cape Coast fills with thousands, and moving through the streets becomes difficult.
Nana Kofi Yartel is carried aloft by "warriors" of his village. Nana means "chief". Kofi is the name given boys born on Friday by the Akan culture. Kofi Anan, the former UN chief, is the most famous Kofi. The chief is seated in a gold palanquin and behind him are three war drums beaten with large, wooden hammers. Cape Coast, Ghana, 2006.