Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What Hope Looks Like

Young Junkanoo Performer, oil painting by Alton Lowe

By Little House by the Ferry

Several times over the years, I’ve written about the importance of Junkanoo to Bahamian culture.

For well over a century, Green Turtle Cay residents have gathered on New Year’s Day to welcome in the coming year by donning colourful costumes and marching through town accompanied by a cacophony of cowbells, whistles and the infectious rhythm of goat-skin drums.

But when Hurricane Dorian devastated Green Turtle Cay this past September, the storm not only destroyed the island’s Junkanoo shack where residents gathered to make costumes and to practice, but it also ruined many existing costumes and instruments.  Read more >>