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The African American culture of New Orleans is one of the most vibrant and beautiful in the United States of America. From the skilled artisan work of the Mardi Gras Indians to various performing artists you may see on the street catching “that beat”, tourists can see the rich culture and traditions that have been cultivated by Black artists in New Orleans. The spectrum of culture that adds to the vibrancy of New Orleans and permeates the city of New Orleans has deep roots in African and Caribbean traditions. The dominance of African influence in the city of New Orleans is due to New Orleans history as a major port city and prior epicenter of the trade of enslaved Africans. The perseverance of African and Caribbean culture and traditions throughout centuries has allowed the city’s overall culture to be one of the most revered in the world.