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Africa Past and Present: Episode 56

04 October on Africa, Podcast  

Africa Past and Present is co-hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix.

Episode 56 features Dr. Gary Morgan, Michigan State University Museum Director, on African masks and the Great Dance (Gule Wamkulu) in Chewa society, Malawi. He discusses the origins and characters of Gule Wamkulu, and gender, political, educational and health aspects of masks and their future in a globalizing world. This podcast accompanies the MSU Museum exhibition on masks and the first major book on Gule Wamkulu with Claude Boucher of the Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art, Mua, Malawi.

Photo: Greya character (copyright Gary Morgan)