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The Kingdom of Kongo’s 15th Century Art

Kongo art at the NYC Metropolitan Museum will assemble for the first time the majority of works produced by three of Central Africa’s most talented master sculptors. This exhibition is open to the public untill January 3, 2016.  Kongo society’s most gifted artists were in great demand by patrons who required their talents for the production of a diverse array of forms of expression.

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Look inside “Kongo: Power and Majesty,” a lavish new catalogue celebrating four centuries of history and visual culture of the Kingdom of Kongo (an area that includes present-day Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola). Over 170 objects attest to the enduring majesty of artistic traditions that flourished in the face of displacement, civil war, and the devastating effects of the slave trade.

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Artefacts from Central Africa have been compiled by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for a new exhibition titled, “Kongo: Power and Majesty. The art dates back to the 15th century, when parts of west and central Africa made up a region called the ‘Kingdom of Kongo’, through to the early 20th century.

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Promotional artwork for Changa and the Jade Obelisk, a fantasy animation project based on the “Changa’s Safari” book series written by Milton Davis. . Called the “African Game Of Thrones” by the writer himself, the team dedicated to bringing this project to life thru animation on Netflix are looking to raise $16,550 in funding for: . 1) Pre-production design . 2) Concept art . 3) Test scene animation . If you would like to donate to this project, click the link in the bio description section of this page. The website includes a promo video for the project. . The admin of this page just donated $105 to this project. I hope you can do the same. . Overview Of Changa’s Safari: . Changa’s story begins in Southwest Africa in the kingdom of Kongo. The only son of the Kabaka (king) Mfumu, Changa was destined to inherit his father’s stool if the ancestors allowed it. But it was not to be. . When Changa was still an 8 year old boy, his father’s stool was taken by the sorcerer Usenge with the aid of the dark magic of the Ndokos. Changa was rushed away to his uncle’s village for his safety and training. Usenge pursued him, forcing Changa to flee alone. . After years of flight he finally settled in Mombasa, first as the bodyguard of the merchant Belay, later as his protégé. But Changa made a vow as a boy, a vow to one day return to his home and revenge his father’s death. . Changa’s Safari is the first step to fulfilling that promise. . .

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