A Vacation Moment.....

Tonight I saw a Moko Jumbie on the St Croix Webcam.

The stilt dancer is a traditional folk character that was originally brought from West Africa. They recall images of tall robed figures moving through the dark African night, to strike terror into the hearts of those who did wrong. The word "Moko" is derived from the name of a West African God and "jumbie" or "ghost" was added by liberated slaves after Emancipation.

In three weeks Gigi, Judy, Tom and I will be there in person looking at moko jumbies live at Jump Up.

Jump Up is a street festival in St Croix that allows for late shopping, music in the streets, vendors of foods and spirits, dancing and dozens of steel drums played magnificently by the children of the island.

Every year we seek out a lady that offers the very best pound cake for sale in the western hemisphere.

Christiansted is not a late night party town, so by 10 PM or so the music will have died down and the vendors will have packed up for another festival and we will be heading home.

I can’t wait to hear the music.


Ali Kat said...

Reggie - Do you ever work?!?!

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Oh yes, but remember, I'm Always Mentally on Vacation... You can work effectively and productivly and still have a mini-brain vacation going.

Logzie said...

You are making me want to go there someday! It looks so nice!