The Wise Build Bridges: West African Masking Traditions

March 13 - April 27


Seating: Reserved

A Nigerian proverb says, “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.” These words of wisdom are illustrated in West African masking traditions that span the distance between the worlds of mankind and nature, as well as life and death.


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