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Mocko Jumbies


Saturday, May 01, 2010

Or Moko Jumbies

These are the stilt dancers - straight out of West Africa, the Moko Jumbie is an important part of local culture. People start as small children, maybe age 6 or 7, with very short stilts - by the time they're teens, they have the tall stilts, which strap onto the legs (up to near the knee) - and no, moko jumbies don't hold onto anything - they just dance, bend, hop, jump, and do all kinds of things while about 6 or 8 feet up in the air!!!!!




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SAPNA. 5/2/2010 7:52AM

    I have never seen that before. They look very scary. They must have to practise for hours at a time to do all those manoeuvre's. Brilliant!

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MILLISMA 5/1/2010 10:25PM

    I've only ever seen them on TV.....I would be right on my butt! Thanks for the pictures.

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WATERMELLEN 5/1/2010 9:07PM

    I remember homemade stilts when I was a little girl (they made me a taller little girl): lots of fun, but never reached THESE dizzying heights!

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ROCKYCPA 5/1/2010 7:57PM

    Great pics - looks like it was a lot of fun.

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JLPNURSE 5/1/2010 7:50PM

    Wow! Great pix!

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/1/2010 6:54PM

    Awesome!

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AUNTYEMM 5/1/2010 6:46PM

    Pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing

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