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Prayers, Proverbs, and Poems: Lessons for the Living

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston MA

Jul 21 2022
Prayers, Proverbs, and Poems: Lessons for the Living

Photo by Mel Taing

A free, in-gallery performance by Dzidzor. Grounded in the tradition of the American South and the Ga-Dangbe and Ewe people of Ghana, Prayers, Proverbs, and Poems embodies the sacredness of the human and spiritual world.

Through percussion, song, and poetry, Dzidzor invites her audience to participate in a ritual that honors the lessons and (re)membering of African indigenous languages, stories, proverbs, and ancestors.

An homage to Napoleon Jones-Henderson’s shrine-like sculptures, the piece lifts up the exultation of the African American church through proverbs of African griots and songs from spirituals, gospels, and sacred festivals.

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