Moko jumbies look forward to West Indian American Day Carnival

Five young men from Brooklyn are continuing the tradition of stilt walking at the West Indian American Day Carnival.

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2019, 10:33 PM

Updated 1,781 days ago

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Five young men from Brooklyn are continuing the tradition of stilt walking at the West Indian American Day Carnival.
The "moko jumbies" are all of Trinidadian descent and believe the tradition is a great way to connect with their roots. They also say it keeps them on the right path.
Stilt walker Kenwyn Gibbs Jr. says moko jumbies means "mock ghosts" and it was traditionally used to chase bad spirits out of the village.
While they say the parade can be nerve wracking, they are looking forward to the crowds at the carnival.


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