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The Ugho Dance troupe led by Eunice Ighodaro delighted in the traditions of Edo dancing, drumming and singing last Wednesday for the Benin Kingdom Gallery opening. (Tayla Andre photo)

The Ugho Dance troupe led by Eunice Ighodaro delighted in the traditions of Edo dancing, drumming and singing last Wednesday for the Benin Kingdom Gallery opening. (Tayla Andre photo)

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New MFA Boston gallery offers rare view of ancient Edo culture

With a diverse crowd of over 250 people, it was no ordinary evening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the opening of the Benin Kingdom Gallery, many gathered to celebrate and witness the history, art and culture of the Edo people, who inhabit the ancient kingdom located in present-day Nigeria.