The Bahamas Junkanoo JumpersBand website
At HONK! in 2009.
The Junkanoo parade tradition, featuring vibrant percussive music and finely crafted costumes, is one of the most prominent symbols of the Bahamian culture. Junkanoo has its roots in the Christmas season celebrations held in the Bahamas during the pre-emancipation era. Once practiced in many areas of the Caribbean basin, the practice went into decline after slavery was abolished. Traditional instruments of Junkanoo include whistles, bells and the goatskin-covered goombay drum, which is suspended around the neck and played with both hands, with the recent addition of brass instruments such as trumpets, trombones and sousaphones. The Bahamas Junkanoo Jumpers will lead parades and stage performances throughout festival sites nationwide. From Bahamas to southern Florida, now to the New England area, the Junkanoo experience is being shared with Americans all over. We Specialize in Performing at Events Such As….. Parades, Festivals, Carnivals, Writes of Passage, Weddings, All types of Parties, Special Events, Community Affairs, etc.