Saturday, December 29, 2012

First and Last

This year's second annual Junkanoo Competition wasn't much of a competition because only one group showed up to participate. Rumor had it that the costumes for at least one of the other groups was held up on the freight boat that was a day late. Such is life in paradise sometimes. However the group that did perform is the best that we've seen, even in previous Junkanoos. The costumes, dancing, horns, bells, and the beat of those drums (even the little kids played them!) were fantastic.

One of the highlights of the night started before the parade even got underway. We watched as a fire was burning in order to stretch and dry out the goat skins that go over the drums. 

What a "short, but sweet" re-introduction to Junkanoo. Hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can go to Marsh Harbour for the big Junkanoo parade in February.

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