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Kwagh-Hir Theatrical performance


Language: English

Kwagh-hir is a composite spectacle that is visually stimulating and culturally edifying. Kwagh-hir has its roots in the storytelling tradition of the Tiv people, where families were treated to a storytelling session by creative storytellers. With time, storytellers began dramatizing their stories, culminating in Kwagh-hir in its present form. The practice incorporates puppetry, masquerade, poetry, music, dance and animated narratives to articulate the realities of the Tiv people. Regular performances are held to ensure the art is kept alive, and related skills and knowledge are transmitted through apprenticeship within the troupe.


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Place/region: Nigeria, Africa
Series: 2019 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Duration:
Production and personalities:
Director: A.B. Ajibola
Participant: Tiv Communities, Kwag-Hir Groups, Michael Ekpeki
Publisher: Nigeria. Federal Ministry of Information and Culture
Producer: Lai Mohammed
Coproducer/sponsor: National Institute for Cultural Orientation, Nigeria
Published in:
Rights: Nigeria. Federal Ministry of Information and Culture; National Institute for Cultural Orientation, Nigeria
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2019-CLTITH-RL-0068300035
Source ref.: DOC:0068300004 ; CAND:00683
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Nigeria. Federal Ministry of Information and Culture; National Institute for Cultural Orientation, Nigeria