Moko Jumbies: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad The Dancing Spirits Of Trinidad (Hardcover)
|Celebrates the West African traditions of the Moko Jumbies, stilt walkers and the annual Carnival celebration.|
From the Publisher:
Seventeen years ago, Glen "Dragon" de Souza founded the Keylemanjahro School of Arts and Culture on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. The school's mission was to revive the almost-forgotten West African tradition of the Moko Jumbie, or "dancing spirit" and adopt stilt-walking into the annual Carnival celebration.
Lovelace has been a civil servant as well as a writer. His novels, all set in his native Trinidad, focus on the socioeconomic problems that come with the transition from an agrarian society to an industrialized one.