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DR Congo: Artists demand return of Mbuti skeletons

Jonas Gerding
March 25, 2023

"The Ghosts Are Returning" is a musical performance connecting past and present. It tells the story of seven pygmy skeletons brought to Europe from Congo in the 1950s by a Swiss doctor. The artists want the relics to be restituted — but some people are afraid of "bad spirits."

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