The transcendental journey of an expansive man, celebrating Yoruba traditions through dance

Taoheed Bayo visualizes an expansive man through movement, throwing a modern lens on Yoruba practices

Rooted in West Africa, and expanding to communities across the globe, the Yoruba people are one of the largest ethnic groups in the African continent, connected by historic customs, maintained over centuries. Spanning present-day Nigeria, Togo and Benin, and predating colonization as one of the most prominent empires in West Africa, Yorubaland is the heartland of a wealth of traditions and practices, often transcendental in their nature. These spiritual customs are embedded in a rich oral tradition, manifested through poetry – ewi – and panegyrics – oriki – sending echoes from history to the global diaspora…read more on


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