Jumbies of the virgin islands
OPA: What do you think are some of the ideas and feelings visitors take away from this cultural icon? Log in to rate this item. We help people distribute information and art spanning a wide range of subject matter while providing a safe, friendly, respectful, and serious site for all content creators. He bought me my first stilts and taught me. The height of the stilts is known to represent the powers of God. They were in the African tradition, but that has changed. My approach to this is with safety in mind, but nonetheless it is still risky.
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“The Man Behind the Mask”: An Interview with Willard John
Back Reset clear View Listings Listing. The early Christian missionaries were zealous. There are certain things that I do with movement, with costuming, with images, that are apart of tradition, to help remind people of its spiritual, African origin. You know, all he saw was free labor. At carnival, the Jumbie customarily appears on stilts dressed in elaborate pants and jacket made of colorful silks and satins. Jul 2, By Elle C.
“The Man Behind the Mask”: An Interview with Willard John – Moko
The Moko Jumbies stand on stilts around 5 feet tall. Don't Let the Jumbies Get Ya! Some doan even know wat dey waiting for but dey still waitin. OPA: How did you come to this art form? Thomas, in the Virgin Islands, but also from St. Virgin Islands Traveller.
It is said that new settlers from the mainland of the United States never see these Jumbies and, therefore, need not fear them. Jun 23, By Gillian P. The information on this website is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The traditional figure associated with Virgin Islands carnival is the Mocko Jumbie, a shape-changing ghost-like figure, whose origins are traced to West Africa. Many of the groups that have come up after us make every effort to imitate us. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush in the British Virgin Islands, look no further.