jumbie

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jumbie

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jumby

n, pl -bies
a ghost
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"Amazing parade artists join us from across the UK, including Moko Jumbies from Newcastle, dancers from Mirfield and beyond, Samba drummers and even a troupe of 'Butterflies' all the way from Luton.
As I sipped one of its signature Jumbies - a spun-frozen concoction of spiced rum with fresh pineapple, oranges, cherries and grated nutmeg - it was hard to think where else could beat it for cocktails as the sun goes down.
And the slaves, who warrant all poems, are the jumbies
Tracey Baptiste; RISE OF THE JUMBIES; Algonquin Books (Children's: Juvenile Fiction) 16.95 ISBN: 9781616206659
Favorite Books: The Jumbies, by Tracey Baptiste; Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson; Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson; The Secret Tree, by Natalie Standiford; lots of fiction written by girls on NMG
The Jumbies' Playing Ground: Old World Influences on Afro-Creole Masquerades in the Eastern Caribbean.
And chocolate-hued Irmella continued to not do windows but did warn the children about the haints and jumbies who hid in their closets.
e group, known as the Touch d Sky Moko Jumbies, started when Alan Vaughan, director of the Prometheus Foundation - a local organisation work-work ing with marginalised children - went to work in Trinidad.
For the Davis family, the 4th of July means elaborate costumes, steel-pan bands and stilt-walking mocko jumbies. It's a far cry from what they were used to back home, but they wouldn't have it any other way.
Transported to the Americas, vodoun took root in Caribbean slave culture, mating with indigenous religions to spawn zombies, zumbies, jumbies, and duppies and spreading northward to the continent.
Having grown up in the West Indies, I know better than to make light of ghosts, or what are known in the Caribbean as duppies, rolling calves, soucouyants, zombies and jumbies.