Creolizing Currents: Bambara

Bambara Marionette
Lent by Kitten and Mark Grote

The colonial marionette represents the warning of foreign powers invading the Bambara (Bamana) tradition. This would include the European as well as the Islamic influence. Performed as a warning to the young.

The New Orleans African American Museum (NOAAM) is located in Faubourg Treme, at 1418 Governor Nicholls Street, phone (504) 566-1136.

Generous assistance provided by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation.