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noun

  1. A parade held in the Bahamas

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Google previewBahamas, 2010 (2009)

Plus Turks & Caicos by Fodor's

aneiro's Carnaval and New Orleans's Mardi Gras, Junkanoo is a festival of parades and parties held annually on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and New Year's Day. Rooted in West African ...

Google previewFunky Nassau (2011)

Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music by Timothy Rommen

Junkanoo Bahamian Junkanoo is a celebration— including masquerade, dance, music, and art— rooted in West African spirituality and sharing some connection to similar traditions in Jamaica, Belize, North Carolina, St. Kitts and Nevis, and ...

Google previewUnderstanding the Culture of Markets (2013)

by Virgil Henry Storr

Junkanoo is a phenomenon,” as Wood (1995: 34) states, “that demands the full involvement of those who are either...

Google previewPrimary Comprehension Skills (2014)

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 previewA Blush of Maidens, a Foolishness of Old Men (2006)

Stories, Essays and Poems by William D. Skees

Junkanoo is an all night celebration that, in the absence of trained musicians, consists of troupes of small children who should have been in bed, running up and down the sandy streets rattling cans filled with rocks. Next morning, bleary eyed ...

Google previewUnknown Capoeira, Volume Two (2012)

A History of the Brazilian Martial Art by Ricardo Cachorro

The Junkanoo Festivities The Junkanoo is a street parade of West African origin that is celebrated on several Caribbean islands. It is performed with music and dance every December 26 and on New Year's Day. There is strong controversy ...

Google previewJourney to Jerusalem (2006)

A Story in Prose And Poetry for the 21st Century by Ruth Julien

Junkanoo is a cultural festival in the Bahamas where the people go dancing through the streets dressed in elaborate costumes 19 Journey to Jerusalem.

Google previewFodor's In Focus Bahamas (2008)

by Molly Moker

Junkanoo is an important part of the Christmas season in the Bahamas. Parades are held in the wee hours of the morning (1 or 2 AM until dawn) on Boxing Day ( December 26) and again on New Year's Day. Surprisingly, what appears to be a ...

Google previewNational Geographic Angry Birds Seasons (2014)

A Festive Flight Into the World's Happiest Holidays and Celebrations by Amy Briggs

Junkanoo is a parade that begins in the early hours of the morning (typically 2 am ) and lasts until about l0 a.m. Dance troupes, musicians, and costumed performers “rush out" into the street to promenade and perform along the parade route in ...

Google previewSolid Foundation (2008)

An Oral History of Reggae by David Katz

Junkanoo is a ceremonial dance performed in elaborate costumes with percussive accompaniment. It is derived from West African harvest rituals. 4. As Taitt explains, 'Lloyd Knibb went into the Skatalites - the Studio One band. They had Jah ...

Google previewFodor's Bahamas (2013)

by Fodor's

JUNKANOO. The Bahamas' answer to Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval and New Orleans' Mardi Gras, Junkanoo is a festival of parades and parties held on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and New Year's Day. Groups compete with elaborate, ...

Google previewBahamas (2002)

by Hunter Publishing, Don Philpott

Junkanoo is a cross between Caribbean carnival, Mardi Gras, and the traditional Mummer's Parade and incorporates many ancient African tribal rituals in song and dance. The revelers, dressed in wonderful, vivid creations march and dance to ...

Google previewNassau & the Best of the Bahamas (2011)

by Paris Permenter, John Bigley

Junkanoo is a uniquely Bahamian celebration of the Islands' traditions and culture, culminating in a grand, lively and colorful parade through the streets of Nassau on New Year's Day. The parade is a kaleidoscope of sound and spectacle ...

Google previewAdventure Guide to the Bahamas (2002)

by Blair Howard

Junkanoo is a uniquely Bahamian celebration of the Islands' traditions and culture, culminating in a grand, lively and colorful parade through the streets of Nassau on New Year's Day. The parade is a kaleidoscope of sound and spectacle ...

Google previewBahamas, Turks & Caicos (2001)

Junkanoo is a traditional Christmas celebration in which revelers parade through the streets dressed in masquerade. It was once the major celebration on the slave calendar and dates from the 18th century, when slaves were granted three ...

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. Galván

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 previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

Junkanoo. jumping plant louse 7noun a minute hopping bug with wings, resembling a miniature cicada. Many kinds are pests of cultivated plants. 3Family Psyllidae, suborder Homoptera. jumping spider 7noun a ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

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

Google previewThe World Encyclopedia of Christmas (2012)

by Gerry Bowler

Derived from a custom in the colonial period,when slaves wereallowed aperiodof Christmastime liberty and celebration, Junkanoo has evolved into a bright and noisy carnival. Starting at2 a.m. on BoxingDay, wildly costumed bands andgroups ...

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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 - 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, 2011Small photo of NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - JANUARY 1 - Entertaining male dancer who represents the sun, in Junkanoo, street festival in Nassau on January 1, 2011 More...

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