Creolizing Currents: Bambara

Bambara Marionette
Lent by Kitten and Mark Grote

Yayoroba represents the Bambara (Bamana) ideal woman and is carried in dances in praise of the woman who has risen above the others around her.

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.