Fire in the Hole: Honoring Big Queen Kim Boutte with the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors
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Hosted in connection with the Neighborhood Story Project, a night of stories and music with the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors was dedicated to Big Queen Kim Boutte, who was killed in August 2020. The tribe shared her life, history, and legacy, as well as discussed the importance of connecting to the power of the ancestors through masking and share insights from their book Fire in the Hole: The Spirit Work of Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors. This program was hosted in connection with the exhibition Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in Mardi Gras.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Mardi Gras, Kamili Nialata, Spirit of Fi Yi Yi, Mandingo Warriors
Vaz-Deville, Kim, "Fire in the Hole: Honoring Big Queen Kim Boutte with the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors" (2021). Programming for Mystery in Motion. 2.