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Masimba Hwati: Jit Cipher Circle

Jit Cipher Circle

Masimba Hwati

Detroit Jit is an under-documented dance style invented in the 70's in Detroit. This dance form is one of the most unique aspects of cultural heritage to come from the Motor City. The living bodies of current Jit dancers are among the few archives we have of this dance form.

Image: Haleem "Stringz" Rasul in Mbende/Jerusarema Tehkno. Image Credit: Rowan Renee

Website: Masimba Hwati

On view at Duderstadt Center (First Floor Atrium)

This work is featured as part of Bookmarks: Speculating the Futures of the Book and Library, an exhibition of site-specific installations, performances, interventions, and events in U-M libraries, curated by Stamps Dean Guna Nadarajan in partnership with the University of Michigan Library.