Kamili Nilata lectures on Mandingo Warriors/Spirit of FiYiYi.
Kamili Nialata occupies a new position in the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors black masking Indian tribe and is new to the black masking tradition. It relates to Elegba as an incarnation of the African aspect of the tribe’s Big Chief Victor Harris’s black masking Indian character. Nialata’s garb and ritual performance reflect Elegba, the spirit who owns the roads and opens the way to clear and uninhibited passage.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Mardi Gras, Kamili Nialata, Spirit of Fi Yi Yi, Mandingo Warriors
African History | African Languages and Societies | Arts and Humanities
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Vaz-Deville, Kim, "Kamili Nilata lectures on Mandingo Warriors/Spirit of FiYiYi." (2021). Mystery in Motion: African American Spirituality in Mardi Gras. 29.