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Toronto Canada 2007
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Natalie Wood

Moko Jumbie Dance explores how ideas, imagery and belief systems from Africa permeated the diaspora and persist in
contemporary times. Moko Jumbies, revered and feared stilt walkers that look into the past and future from their high perch, were uprooted from Guinea and transplanted to the Americas by enslaved Africans. Wood’s Moko Jumbies, created in a range of artistic media, usher viewers into an exploration of African history and presence in the Yonge and Dundas neighbourhood.

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Moko Jumbie Dance, 2007
Multimedia installation

[ selected photographs ]  [ video ]

B1- Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square

Toronto Culture / Soctiabank