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Junkanoo

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noun

  1. A parade held in the Bahamas

Music

  1. "Junkanoo" is the 1992 debut album of the band Baha Men, on the Big Beat Records label. It showcases the Bahamian musical style that it was named after.
    • genre: Reggae
    • released on (21 years ago)
  2. "Junkanoo" is a musical album of Barbara Dennerlein.
    • released on (16 years ago)

Miscellanea

Junkanoo is a street parade with music, which occurs in many towns across The Bahamas every Boxing Day, New Year's Day and, more recently, in the summer on the island of Grand Bahama. The largest Junkanoo parade happens in Nassau, the capital. In the USA, there are also Junkanoo parades in both Miami, in June and Key West, in October, where the local Black American populations have their roots in the Bahamas or Jamaica.

  • also known as Jonkonnu parades, Jonkanoo

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Google previewPrimary Comprehension Skills (1998)

by Cecil Gray

It is called Junkanoo there, but in Jamaica, where it also used to take place in a smaller way, it was called John Canoe. It is said to be a festival which came from West Africa with the name of an African chieftain who was very powerful in the ...

Google previewThey Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World (2014)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World by Javier A. Galvan

dance down the stipulated masquerades street route and past various judging points to accumulate points that are tallied to give an overall winner of the highly sought after trophy for the “Best Junkanoo Group.” The biggest Junkanoo festival ...

Google previewMulticultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans by Ronald H. Bayor

Junkanoo: Known also as John Canoe or Jonkannu, the celebration is held in many islands of the British West Indies and in parts of North Carolina, as well. Traditionally celebrated the day after Christmas (Boxing Day), more recently the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

Clement, Junkanoo: Festival of the Bahamas, edited and expanded by Nicolette Bethel, London and Basingstoke: MacmillanCaribbean, 1991 Craton, Michael, History of the Bahamas, 3rd edition, Waterloo, Ontario: ...

Google previewThe World Encyclopedia of Christmas (2012)

by Gerry Bowler

8: John Canoe A junkanoo dancer from the Bahamas .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

—Millie Small/Desmond Dekker/Bob Marley andtheWailers/Yellowman Salsa/Merengue—Ray Barretto Junkanoo— KC & the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World [2 Volumes] (2013)

by Jill Condra

The Junkanoo (John Canoe) celebration is a carnival tradition found in several Caribbean countries. The dance parade—where participants dance either as part of a group or individually—incorporates European and African elements.

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Small photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 - Female dancer dressed in bright orange feathers and red hearts, dances in Junkanoo, a traditional island cultural festival in Nassau, Jan 1, 2011Small photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 - Entertaining male dancer who represents the sun, in Junkanoo, street festival in Nassau on January 1, 2011Small photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 - Smiling, dancing woman in blue feathered costume, performs in Junkanoo, a traditional island cultural festival in Nassau, Jan 1, 2011-1Small photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 - Male dancer dressed in hugh pink headress, dances in Junkanoo, a traditional island cultural festival on Jan 1, 2011 in NassauSmall photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 : Close up of female dancer dressed in bright orange feathers and red hearts, dances in Junkanoo, a traditional island cultural festival in Nassau, Jan 1, 2011Small photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 - Smiling, dancing woman in pink and orange costume, performs in Junkanoo, a traditional island cultural festival in Nassau, Jan 1, 2011Small photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 - Smiling, dancing troop leader in green colored costume, performs in Junkanoo, a traditional island cultural festival in Nassau, Jan 1, 2011 More...

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