What are some community functions for art in Africa?

There are many cultures in the African continent and therefore, its art is available in a variety genres (Frank, 2013, p.3). It is believed that human race began at Africa. Therefore, one would expect to have a lot of historical art work from Africa. But unfortunately the art work was done on perishable material, therefore, less of it remains till date. Africa is a larger place with people living isolate from one another for centuries which resulted in a variety of cultures in the same continent. Art work has been used as a tool to celebrate agricultural ceremonies in different cultures in Africa. These artworks are also used as guides to perform hunting. Art works has also been used for religious reasons like making images of the African gods and saints. Apart from these mentioned functions, art has also featured to represent the spirits of the investors in Africa. These ancestors are called upon to guide at different times.