|At Jalapeno's BBQ & Grill, our first stop on this Sunday beach walk, we lucked into seeing some Jankunu performers!|
|It is traditional for these drummers and dancers to go around performing for tips on major holidays.|
|Somehow it was our first time seeing the Jankunu dancers - what a treat!|
|The costumes alone are something else! Cara googled it, and the dance originated during times of slavery, and the costumes |
and dance (Jankunu/Junkanoo/John Canoe) were meant to mock the English slave owners.
Here is a portion of the performance we saw:
|Later that evening we went to a live music event at Swinging Armadillo's, which was a fundraiser for a friend's brother who |
was in the hospital with complications from a burst appendix.
|A decent amount of money was raised to help with the hospital bills, and everyone had a great time at the event.|