Junkanoo at Dawn - New Years Eve
It was not until the sun started rising that the energy really starts coming out! Junkanoo is a twice annually celebration of the holiday season, once on boxing day, and again here on New Years Day. Teams sponsored by organizations in the community work all year preparing elabourate costumes made out of all sorts of materials, choreographing dance and music, and mustering spirit, for this intense competition.
This intense sound of cowbells, brass instruments, and every drum imaginable, has inspired a global music genre by the same name, and Junkanoo music can now be heard in many cities, and many festivals.