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Moko-Jumbies

20:34 Jan 30 2015 Sandy Point

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Once a year African mythology brilliantly comes to life and walks among us on St. Kitts. Dressed in long colorful gowns, Moko-Jumbies dance on six to eight foot high stilts to the delight of everyone along the parade route. Although, we may never know for certain, many theories surrounding their costumes, and the dance they perform. One theory is that Moko is the name of the African God of Vengeance. Others believe it is a corruption of the word macaw, the name of a very tall palm tree covered with thorns, since the headpieces of Moko-Jumbies resemble the heart of the macaw plant when it is in full bloom
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