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Jonkonnu Parade

by Maya
(Castle Rock, CO)

Jonkonnu 2009 in St. Mary, Jamaica

Jonkonnu 2009 in St. Mary, Jamaica

Contest Entry #29 - Jonkonnu Parade & Dance

I'm not even sure what Jonkonnu is, but it's a heck of a lot of fun! Its roots are in African culture, but with a uniquely Jamaican twist.

Jonkonnu occurs around Boxing Day (12/26). It involves a Jamaican-style parade, music and dance. There are various celebrations around the island.

I love seeing INTO Jamaica when I'm there. Jonkonnu is a perfect opportunity to see something uniquely Jamaican. :)


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Aug 07, 2013
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JONONNU
by: SHYANN

CAN SOME BODY BE KIND AND TELL ME THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTOR IN THE JONKUNNU PARADE

Feb 01, 2011
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Jonkonnu
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It is often spelt John Canoe and takes the form of specific characters played by masked performers.

The Jonkonnu parade in the Bahamas is bigger and involves hundreds of participants.

Jan 11, 2011
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Parade
by: Anonymous

LOL! love it! i do know it has cultural roots in Africa - in Igbo culture it's called Masquerade. those huge things are kinda scary to me!

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