Ganga Zumbi Legend

This series is based on the legend of Ganga Zumbi, which occurred during the Transatlantic slave trade. Ganga Zumbi was the general of Queen Nzinga’s army in Angola. Queen Nzinga fought for many years to prevent the Portuguese from overtaking her nation. As the Portuguese fought they began to make headway and started capturing some of the Angolan people. Legend states that the Queen told Ganga Zumbi to allow himself to be captured and enslaved, so that he could free his fellow countrymen. He followed orders and slowly began to free the captured. They slowly built their own army in the jungles of Brazil. They built communities in the rain forest and painted their faces to ward off their enemies. The faces in this series are tribute to Ganga Zumbi and his army. It is said that Ganga Zumbi was never captured and to this day is freeing oppressed people around the world. 

 

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