Bahamas Junkanoo
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Bahamas Junkanoo Music
The Drums

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Bahamas Junkanoo Festival Parade Music 6 copyright M. Timothy O'Keefe -


Whistles are one of the most important noise makers of Junkanoo. They've replaced many of the old home-made instruments such as conch shell horns and rattling poinciana pods.

But it's the powerful drums, a reminder of the celebration's African roots, that provide the pounding vibrating rhythms that make Junkanoo so unforgettable.


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