Where to Find an Authentic African Market in Manhattan

  •   Stall owners set up for the day.

  • Market vendor Babu demonstrates how to play the balafon.

  • Two women stop to admire each other’s outfits.

  • Ali was working at the market to help his mother Aiysha with her stall.

  • A large selection of body oils.

  • A shopper browses the fashions.

  • African wood-carved statues, female on the right, male on the left.

  • A tailor creating costumes for a Harlem theater recital.

  • Vendor Babu plays the kora.

  • Woven baskets for sale at Sabina’s stall.

  • Carolina, a tourist from Berlin, receives a lesson in how to tie a head-wrap from designer Sulay of Sulay Dabakh fashions.

  • Carolina’s completed look.

  • Inside the market.

  • Local musician Ismail playing the djembe.

  • An assortment of west African instruments and earrings.

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