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Portrait masks that depict national heroes as well as performances that commemorate historical events are an artistic legacy of Mozambican socialism.

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Portrait masks that depict national heroes as well as performances that commemorate historical events are an artistic legacy of Mozambican socialism.

Photo by

Alex Bortolot

Description

Portrait masks that depict national heroes as well as performances that commemorate historical events are an artistic legacy of Mozambican socialism. This masquerade employing a mask of Mozambican president Samora Machel was danced by a group of war veterans to commemorate the Meuda Massacre of 16 June 1960, in which Portuguese soldiers opened fire upon assembled Makonde demonstrators seeking the release of political prisoners. Mozambique, 2004.

Source

Courtesy Alex Bortolot, 2004.

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This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.

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