Jamaican Jonkunu/Jonkunnu/Jankunu Explained


At Irie Camp Jamaica, we believe that educating our campers about Jamaican culture can lead to appreciation of what we have. Many people fear Jonkunnu performers, and that fear stems from a lack of context and exposure. Before the performers of the Port Maria Jonkunu group gave their performance, Carlton Walters explained the characters.

Note: We also had the performers share a meal with the kids before they donned their costumes. Watch our other videos to see the kids dancing with the ensemble.

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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