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  1. A parade held in the Bahamas


  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)


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.

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Google previewBahamas 2009

QUINTESSENTIAL BAHAMAS Junkanoo Tin' Bahamas's answer to Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval and New Orleans's Mardi Gtas, Junkanoo is a festival of parades and parties held annually on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and New ...

Google previewTravel Bahamas (2010)

by MobileReference

Junkanoo is a street parade with music, which occurs in many towns across The Bahamas every Boxing Day (December 26), New Year's Day and, more recently, in the summer on the island of Grand Bahama. The largest Junkanoo ...

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 previewMulticultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans (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 Observances, Holidays and Celebrations from MobileReference (2007)

by MobileReference

Junkanoo, Jonkonnu, John Canoe (West Africa, Bahamas, Jamaica, 19th-century North Carolina) Junkanoo, in the Bahamas, Junkunno or Jonkanoo, in Jamaica, is a fantastic masquerade, parade and street festival, believed to be of West ...

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 ...

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.

Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia: Aar-bar (2006)

The Bahamas has a special festival called Junkanoo. It is on the day after Christmas or on New Year's Day. There is music and parades. People wear masks and costumes. si.

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