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The Sound of Masks

Season 15 Episode 1504 | 56m 46s

Mapiko is a traditional masked dance performed by the Makonde men of Northern Mozambique. Filmmaker Sara de Gouveia’s film follows Atanásio Nyusi, a compelling storyteller and legendary Mapiko dancer, taking us on a visually dramatic journey through Mozambique's past (including Mapiko’s role as a tool to challenge colonization during the Mozambican War of Independence) and its vibrant present.

Aired: 04/30/23 | Expires: 04/30/26
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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