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Spirit, Artistry & Craft of Moko Jumbies

Stilt dancing originated on the continent of Africa and was documented as early as the fifteen hundreds. The African stilt dancers evolved from a Spiritual context representing the powers of the creator, assuming the role of guardians of the villages fighting off all evil spirits. They also shouldered the role of a medium carrying messages from the diseased to the living and assisting the sociological process of the rites of passage. The stilt dancers survived the Middle Passage and thrived in the Caribbean albeit with visual and contextual changes.

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