PATRICK MANDABVA

WOOD SCULPTOR FROM ZIMBABWE

Patrick MANDABVA

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Mbambo

Serious Performance

Ht: 32cm

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'Mambo is the medium of Jenyaguru, a sacred place in Manicaland. "No disturbance - I am quite serious" are the words of Mbambo as he performs at a village dance show. Dancing with a gano (small hand axe), he is now possessed. Surrounded by a multitude he gets so serious in illustrating his cultural dance which he hopes will restore culture in the people, even to the great-grandchildren. He is now going to deliver the message from the spiritual ancestors to the people.'