Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival combines hundreds of years of musical tradition with a relatively new carnival celebration. This carnival happens in May, off-season from other carnival pre-Lenten February celebrations. The festival gives visitors to this Caribbean island nation a chance to not only experience traditional Bahamian culture, music and food, but also enjoy some of the modern manifestations of the music scene, as well as the opportunity to “jump up” and parade with one of the “road fever” companies that march in the streets of Nassau on Carnival Saturday.
I got to spend a few days documenting the festival in the Bahamas for Afropop Worldwide. Take a look at some more images from the festival below!