junkanoo

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junkanoo

(ˌdʒʌŋkəˈnuː)
n
another name for joncanoe

junkanoo

A Bahamian style of dance music that evolved from the traditional music of West Africa.
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Olive Lewin follows with two chapters on the rich African heritage in Jamaican musical traditions, including practices associated with Jamaica's four major "cult" groups (Maroon, Kumina, Revival, and Rastafarianism), mento, Jonkunnu, ska, and reggae.
By the same token, Myal was also preserved literally within the Jonkunnu masking tradition.
The scrapbook he had been compiling for many years included newspaper clippings about Ireland and Africa, and had a section on Jonkunnu.
His eyes fell on a picture of Jonkunnu dancers and a thought struck him: Why not organize the young men loafing at the street corner into a Jonkunnu band?