Meet More Characters from Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Rikki By Rikki3 min read

Today, it’s time to meet some more fun characters that will be found in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure! Last week we met some of the Zydeco Band, and this week, we’re meeting more musical critters!

These animals will be playing Rara music! Often found at festivals and street processions, Rara is a musical tradition from Haiti that’s part of the musical history of New Orleans. The genre includes unique instruments with beautiful, distinctive sounds. Here are the Rara musicians you’ll discover further down the bayou!

Meet the Musicians


Octavia the Bobcat – Octavia plays the vaksin, a single-note horn instrument popular in Rara music. She’s an adventurous bobcat kitten, and she loves climbing and hanging out in trees.


Pawpaw the Bobcat – Pawpaw Octavia’s grandfather and he also taught her how to play the vaksin! Pawpaw lives to make Octavia smile and has the view that everything has a way of working itself out.


Claude the Louisiana Black Bear – Claude is a salt of the earth kind of bear (or, as they say in the bayou, “salt of the mound”) who plays his horn along with the other members of his family. He’s a tinkerer who loves to create with things found in the forest, and is frequently funny without intending to be, especially when it comes to his home-grown creations.


Bernadette the Louisiana Black Bear – Bernadette loves to enjoy life and playing with her cub, Sebastián and her mate, Claude. She’s a clear thinker and is warm and supportive.


Sebastián the Louisiana Black Bear – Though he’s definitely a “mama’s cub,” Sebastián charted his own musical course as a drummer, despite his parents being devoted horn players. He’s happy to follow his friend Octavia’s adventurous lead as they explore and play.


Phina the Gray Fox – Phina’s enthusiasm extends beyond her drumming. This imaginative fox is continually starting new projects with excitement, and her friends accept and celebrate her unique thinking.

Next week, we’ll get to meet the final new set of characters for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Attraction Poster


In addition to getting to meet some additional new characters, we got to see the attraction poster for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure for Walt Disney World’s version!

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens in Walt Disney World this summer and later in the year at Disneyland.

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