Masimba Hwati and friends Laura Anh Thu Dang, Luka Mukhavele, Lefteris Krysalis
Mrinalini Mukherjee Hall
Zimbabwean artist Masimba Hwati convenes a bread-breaking ceremony to invoke the history of the Chimurenga (revolutionary uprising) and the Shona and Ndebele insurrections in former Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Bread Scores is a performative creation inspired by the smuggling of bread to political prisoners—fellow activists, relatives, and loved ones would send hidden newspaper clippings, information about the ongoing struggle, words of solidarity and support, and love letters to ease the solitude of those behind bars. Hwati hides musical scores inspired by traditional Chimurenga chants of resistance in loaves of bread and invites the musicians to create sonic interpretations thereof.