"THE SAPEURS OF BRAZZAVILLE"
4 Sep 2017 Elie, 45, struts his stuff in the streets of Brazzaville. He has been a sapeur for 35 years.. Republic of the Congo. La Sape, an abbreviation of Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes ("Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People"), is a subculture centered on the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the DRC and Republic of Congo. Someone who follows La Sape is known as a Sapeur.