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Hidden Histories – “Celebrating through Masquerade”

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT), Brunei Gallery, SOAS Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, London

Gambia celebrated its 53rd year as a republic on 24 April and for this occasion we seek to celebrate our independence from total colonial rule by showcasing our cultural diversity as a country in masquerades. Masquerade in Africa symbolises unity, as all ethnic and religious groups celebrate together through Masquerade. This resonates across West Africa and its Diaspora as a form of cultural resistance. In other parts of the world

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