Browse Exhibits (3 total)
The purpose of the Domboshava Community Project is to develop from the bottom up, the Domboshava Community through creative art, agriculture, horticulture, cultural tourism, conservation, herbal gardens and food.
The Domboshava Community Project was founded by Highland Park, NJ resident Sylvia Hove. Despite being far from her homeland, Zimbabwe, Sylvia continues to manage the Domboshava Community Project from afar.
From Sylvia: "My mother is a Soko Murehwa and she comes from Shamu Village Govera Domboshava; My father comes from Goromonzi Chikwaka and he is a Matemai. My Grandfather moved to Hurungwe where my father grew up. I am linked to these villages through my lineage which is an important part of my culture. My passion is working with communities where I can relate in terms of land ownership, chieftainships and our totems. Culture and knowing our heritage is very important and it determines who we are as a people."
This collaborative archival exhibit seeks to preserve the work of the Domboshava Comminity Project and its founder, Sylvia Hove, as well as serve as an information, resource and cultural bridge between NJ and Domboshava, Zimbabwe. It illustrates the work being done within culture, sustainability, ecology and social entreprenuership by Sylvia, a NJ resident, eco-warrior and culture bearer.
In this exhibit of Culture Bearers in New Jersey you will find a growing collection of spotlights on talented individuals who practice and preserve the cultural traditions of the caribbean and beyond, highlighting a history and evolution of diversity in the diaspora. Whether it be dance, music or the healing arts, the evolution of these art forms continue to morph and augment in beauty and scope through their coninued work and dedication.