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Ndebele In BedStuy
February 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
In the 18th century the Ndzundza Ndebele people of South Africa created their own tradition and style of house painting. Until the late 1900s, the Ndebele people were very fierce warriors and large landowners. In the autumn of 1883, they went to war with the neighboring Boer workers. The loss of the war brought on a harsh life and horrible punishments for the Ndebele. Through those hard times expressive symbols were generated by the suffering people expressing their grief. These symbols were the beginning of the African art known as Ndebele house paintings. Seeing as we in the United States are currently undergoing uncertainties, we would like to reach back and borrow from the South Africans. Using this wall art as a way to heal and unite us as a community. Come join us for 20 minutes or an hour and add a piece of you to our community wall.
Please rsvp [email protected] as space is limited. Each group of friends or family members will get a rectangle, square or circle on the wall.
Refreshments will be served.
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Vision Grant.