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Enthusiasts: "Black Indians" at the Quai Branly museum: from suffering to flamboyance, the tormented history of New Orleans

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The Parisian museum shows for the first time in France the complexity of the culture of African-American-American from Louisiana. A rich and spectacular exhibition. Until January 15, 2023.

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popularized by TREME , superb series by David Simon (HBO, 2010), the history and culture of the Black Indians show off each year during the spectacular parades on Tuesday -Regs from New Orleans. Behind the dazzling costumes presented to visitors hides a complex story. The exhibition omits nothing from the painful history of Africans of this state in the south of the United States: the capture of slaves in Africa, transatlantic trafficking, slavery, in the Civil War, segregation , racism and discrimination to the stigma of the Hurricane Katrina which ravaged New Orleans in 2005.

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common history

through a geographic and chronological journey marked by interviews, contemporary costumes and works Traditional, the exhibition reveals a singular culture, built by more than three centuries of resistance against the assaults of social and racial domination, still present today. The visitor is thus immersed in this story: objects of the Amerindian Aboriginal populations, cards of the European conquest, traces of the French presence in Louisiana, presentation of a black code, documents on trafficking and deportation, and presentation of African objects Who crossed the Atlantic such as the exceptional zoomorphic mask of Diolo Culture (Senegal), dating from before 1756, the oldest African mask currently kept in the world.

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Deep links

The exhibition also testifies to the deep ties created by the Amerindians, decimated by the colonists and first to know the servitude and the oppression, with the African-American community. Many fleeing slaves found refuge with the Amerindians in the Bayous. During the second half of the 19th century, the imagination, lifestyles, beliefs and Amerindian costumes became a source of inspiration for the very first Black Indians. These groups of Africans-Americans organized in "tribes" parade in parallel with the official Carnival of New Orleans dominated by the White Community, and from which they are excluded due to segregation.

The costumes, inspired by the Amerindian ceremonial outfits, are made by hand with force pearls, feathers, sequins. They reflect the influences of the many cultures that meet in New Orleans: Cajun, African, Amerindian, Creole, Voodoo. Directly on the costumes, scenes embroidered entirely in pearls represent religious themes or linked to the fight for civil rights.

app in the Bode Museum wants to make works of art more tangible

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Trauma Katrina

The tradition has perpetuated until today, even after the Katrina storm which very hardly touched the black population of New Orleans on August 29, 2005. After the destruction of the black districts of New Orleans , nearly a million Africans-American are dispersed through Louisiana and neighboring states. However, fairly quickly, the residents undertake the laborious reconstruction of their neighborhoods and their community. In the fall, the difficult return to a normal life begins, to the sound of the brass bands of the parades.

Around the

exhibition The exhibition is accompanied by a vast cultural program. Good deals: every Sunday afternoon, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., a free music music show, and Friday November 25 all evening (music, gastronomy, dance, etc.) from 7 p.m. to midnight, free too, free access. And, not to be missed, the great closing parade on January 15, 2023. Not to be missed.

Map. Street-art, climbing and sciences: seven stages for a family walk in Rennes .
© ARCHIVES OUEST-FRANCE A 900 m² wall on Boulevard Colombier, in Rennes, was invested by artists. The Tour of Carrousel and the gourmet passage by the stores of rue Vasselot are among the essential stages for a family walk in Rennes. But it is also an opportunity to take an interest in art in the streets and the museum, and why not do a little climbing ... "Voyages to the west" takes you for a seven stages. © Archives Ouest-France L’Espace Sciences des Champs Libres, in Rennes.

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