The Kezzeme festival takes place at the end of the dry season each year (March), as part of a coming-of-age ritual for youths aged around thirteen. The Orisino divsion of the Acipu climb up Korisino (Karishen) mountain for a beating festival. In the late afternoon the youths approach a line of younger boys holding spiked raffia palm branches. The older boys offer their backs to be beaten and the younger ones bring down the sticks as hard as they can. The beating part of the festival takes place about an hour before sunset, and ends with the arrival of Garkuwa, the war chief.The commentaries below were provided by Markus Yabani. Mohammed Mallam has also provided an alternative commentary.