Junkanoo In Color

An Infusion of Colors, Music & Dance
Collection - Photograghed, 2007 - 2010

In the Bahamas, the Junkanoo Celebration is synonymous with the yuletide season; one without the other is unimaginable. As a child, I would lie in bed awake at nights listening to the beating of the goatskin drums -- a sound that let me and other Bahamians with the sound's realm, know that Christmas was coming. This tradition is so long-standing that even today, upon hearing the roll of the drum, children still sing the familiar verse, "Mama Bake da Jonny Cake Christmas comin'.

This body of work represents my own perspective on the Junkanoo celebration; its spirit and splendor as express through colors, dance and music -- Junkanoo.