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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