Wodaabe male dancers from Niger perform the Yaake charm dance while an elder woman in a yellow veil alternately praises and mocks the dancers. If a man’s performance is exceptional, she dashes toward him yelling “yeee hooo!” and gently butts him with her head on his torso. If she is displeased with his performance, she points a bird beak at him, automatically disqualifying him for not being beautiful enough. She is heavily paid off in cattle before the dance begins so has rarely disqualified anyone. 1990

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