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Ethiopia. Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region. Omo Valley. Korcho Village. Kara tribe. Agro-pastoralist group. The Kara men and women are best known for the elaborate body painting they indulge in before important ceremonies. They paint their faces and bodies in white chalk. Men and women also make an incision below their bottom lip and insert a nail, a piece of wood, a plastic straw or a feather. Scarification plays an important role in Kara body decoration. Marc Vella is a french musician and a nomadic pianist. Over the last 25 years he has travelled with his Grand Piano in around forty countries to celebrate humanity. Creator of “La Caravane amoureuse” (The Caravan of Love) he takes people with him to say “I love you” to others and “lovingly conquered” their hearts and souls. Marc Vella and an elderly Karo woman play an improvised duet-playing - one piano and four hands. The Omo Valley, situated in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, is home to an estimated 200,000 indigenous peoples who have lived there for millennia. Amongst them are 1,000 to 2,000 Karo who dwell on the eastern banks of the Omo river. Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (often abbreviated as SNNPR) is one of the nine ethnic divisions of Ethiopia. 8.11.15 © 2015 Didier Ruef