Ethnic Minorities and The Arts.

Art brings out feelings and emotions at times repressed deep under the many layers of our skin and this holds true for arts of all mediums. Still, art from ethnic minorities, seems to come from someplace more sobering. Whether it is a painting or a play, a mask or a scarf, there is always a story just waiting to be told. Sometimes that story is eulogising ancestors and at other times it is praising rivers and mountains. However, the undertone often carries a yearning for a better life. And it is this ‘yearning for a better life’, which makes ethnic minorities’ artworks, a sui generis, a class of their own.