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Cargo Cult by Vlad Sokhin

Followers of the John Frum cargo cult sing songs and play guitars during Friday Night ceremony, dedicated to John Frum. Their songs are about the “messiah” John Frum and his “apostles”: Jimmy Cowboy, Jerry Cowboy, Johnson and Chael.

A cargo cult is a religious practice in Melanesia. It focuses on obtaining the “cargo” (material wealth) from the Western World through magic and religious rituals and practices. Cargo cult followers believe that the cargo was destined to them by their ancestors, but crafty Western people unfairly took possession of it.

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