Moko Jumbies: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad

Falke, Stefan

Published by Pointed Leaf Press, LLC, New York, 2004
ISBN 10: 0972766138 / ISBN 13: 9780972766135
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Hardcover. 13 3/4" X 10". 215pp. Very mild shelf wear to unclipped dust jacket with light creasing to corners and edges and faint rubbing to covers. Slight lean to spine. Pages are bright, clean, and unmarked. Binding is sound. This book is heavy and oversized and will require additional postal charges to ship internationally. Please contact us today for an international shipping quote. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Seventeen years ago, Glen 'Dragon' De Souza founded the Keylemanjahro School of Arts and Culture on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. The school's mission was to revive the almost-forgotten West African tradition of the moko jumbie, or 'stilt-walker', and adopt it into the annual Carnival celebration. Not only would it restore a centuries-old tribal custom that had been squelched by colonialism and slavery, but De Souza dreamed it would also keep underprivileged children from street life and drugs. Today, more than one hundred moko jumbies - boys and girls from the age of four years old - practice at the Keylemanjahro School. Internationally recognized photographer Stefan Falke spent six years documenting these 'dancing spirits' of Trinidad. With rare power, he captures the vivid costumes and haunting beauty of the moko jumbie dances in over 200 dazzling colour photographs.(Publisher). Seller Inventory # 8538

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Synopsis: Seventeen years ago, Glen 'Dragon' De Souza founded the Keylemanjahro School of Arts and Culture on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. The school's mission was to revive the almost-forgotten West African tradition of the moko jumbie, or 'stilt-walker', and adopt it into the annual Carnival celebration. Not only would it restore a centuries-old tribal custom that had been squelched by colonialism and slavery, but De Souza dreamed it would also keep underprivileged children from street life and drugs. Today, more than one hundred moko jumbies - boys and girls from the age of four years old - practice at the Keylemanjahro School. Internationally recognized photographer Stefan Falke spent six years documenting these 'dancing spirits' of Trinidad. With rare power, he captures the vivid costumes and haunting beauty of the moko jumbie dances in over 200 dazzling colour photographs. Moko Jumbies: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad celebrates the success of this spectacular movement that has not only e

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Title: Moko Jumbies: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad
Publisher: Pointed Leaf Press, LLC, New York
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket Condition: very good

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