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Greya character (copyright Gary Morgan)

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September 27, 2011 00:31:01

Guests: Morgan, Gary

Host: Alegi, Peter
Limb, Peter

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Episode 056

The Great Dance: Masks in Malawi

Dr. Gary Morgan, MSU Museum Director, on African masks and the Great Dance (Gule Wamkulu) in Chewa society, Malawi. Discusses origins and characters of Gule Wamkulu, and gender, political, educational and health aspects of masks and their future in a globalizing world. Accompanies MSU exhibition on masks and the first major book on Gule Wamkulu with Claude Boucher of KuNgoni Centre of Culture and Art, Mua, Malawi.

00:00:00 - 00:01:36 Introduction
00:01:36 - 00:02:15 Studying African Masks
00:02:15 - 00:05:00 Gule Wamkulu - The Great Dance
00:05:00 - 00:09:27 Gender, Generation, and Masks
00:09:27 - 00:11:25 The Great Dance in Italian Comparison
00:11:25 - 00:16:27 The Politics of Gule Wamkulu
00:16:27 - 00:20:01 Perils in Exhibiting Africa
00:20:01 - 00:27:42 Future of the Great Dance
00:27:42 - 00:29:43 Morgan's Book on Gule Wamkulu
00:29:43 - 00:31:01 Outro