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The Bozo puppets are used in masquerades by the Young Men’s Association of each village of the Bozo Tribe (Mali). These performances recount the history of the village and are used to instruct the group about important people and events in the past. They are held outdoors for a week after the millet harvest is in the storerooms. All the Bozo puppet performances are accompanied by music, both sung and instrumental.