ANCESTRAL DEDICATIONS START AT BENIN BRONZE MUSEUMS IN LONDON, SATURDAY 2nd, DECEMBER 2023
Join the Maangamizi Educational Trust, Decolonising the Archive, the Restitution Study Group and friends tomorrow Saturday 2nd December 2023 at the entrance of the British Museum and the Horniman Museum for an Ancestral Dedication. The Ancestral Dedication themed Maangamizi (Afrikan Hellacaust) Bronzes is in remembrance and honour of our Ancestors who were trafficked and enslaved for the metal manillas refabricated into the Benin bronzes as part of the Maangamizi.
We demand co-custodianship of the Maangamizi Benin bronzes, acknowledgement of the Afrikan trafficking and enslavement origin of them, and access to the relics in the countries we live in due to our Ancestors’ enslavement and our ethnocide.
Dedications will be made by dancers, drummers, percussionists, and spiritual leaders including African Heritage U.K. dance performers.
The Ancestral Dedication will be taking place from 1pm at:
British Museum, Great Russell St., London, WC1B 3DG
Followed by an Ancestral Dedication from 3pm at:
Horniman’s Museum, 100 London Rd, London, SE23 3PQ
Libation: Esther Xosei
Choreographer: Judith Palmer
Drummers/Percussionists: Charles James, Etienne Joseph, Akhem Bell, Blaggy
Dancers: African Heritage U.K.
Artistic Coordination: Decolonising the Archive (DTA)
For more info contact:
Spokesperson: Esther Xosei, Executive Director, Maangamizi Educational Trust & UK/Caribbean Mobiliser for the Restitution Study Group on: Phone: +44 7498 487076 or Email: email@example.com