Nora Chipaumire Presents Audio Piece "Nehanda" (LIVE + VIRTUAL)
FIAF's 2021 Crossing The Line Festival presents the U.S. premiere of NEHANDA, an audio work by Bessie Award winner Nora Chipaumire. Attend an in-person broadcast on Saturday, October 30, from 11am - 4:30pm, followed by an artist talk at 5pm at FIAF Tinker Auditorium (55 E 59 St in NYC). The online broadcast runs through November 6.
Contemporary artist and frequent Bessie Award winner Nora Chipaumire challenges—and embraces—stereotypes of Africa, Black performance and aesthetics, and contemporary dance through her innovative work. Created during the pandemic, her audio piece NEHANDA is based on a legend of a spirit venerated by the Shona people, native of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique. Chipaumire brings together instruments and musicians from around the world to evoke the story of atrocities against indigenous communities in British-occupied Southern Rhodesia.
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