2bonge is a Sheng, urban slag word asking people to come together and dialogue. In the context of this exhibition, the inclusion of women’s material culture that highlights African women as peacemakers connects the future with the past. This opportunity creates a platform where modern artists and the youth will pick up on the indigenous themes and use them to work through their mediums of contemporary activism to promote gender equality.  It will inspire young artists with hope in knowledge gathered from local memories as much as in knowing we live in a continuum of the best of the indigenous heritage in the arts. Our female ancestors created these arts (material culture, songs, dances, and stories) for gender and social equality as well as community well-being. These traditions are rooted in the hearts of ethnic communities as much as manifested in trees, rocks, waters, and beauty.

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