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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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