Myanmar’s most isolated pray for upcoming harvest

Publication date 19 February 2020 | 21:47 | ICT

A haunting refrain pierces the night as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated people in Myanmar, dance around a campfire to bless the harvest ahead.

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