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Sun, Jun 23


Lefferts Historic House


Embracing CHICABA: Exploring the Rich Tradition of Moko Jumbie in African & Caribbean Culture during Caribbean Heritage Month

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Time & Location

Jun 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA


About the event

Join us as we celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month in the heart of Brooklyn, amidst the historic ambiance of Lefferts House in Prospect Park. This June, we delve deep into the vibrant tapestry of African and Caribbean culture, spotlighting the captivating tradition of CHICABA, also known as Moko Jumbie.

CHICABA, rooted in the folklore and spiritual practices of various African and Caribbean communities, embodies a mesmerizing blend of dance, music, and spirituality. Often performed on stilts, these towering figures symbolize resilience, protection, and ancestral connection.

Our event invites you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of CHICABA, where rhythm and movement converge to tell stories of triumph and heritage. From traditional performances to interactive workshops, discover the significance of Moko Jumbie across different Caribbean nations and its enduring influence on cultural expression.

Throughout Caribbean Heritage Month, Lefferts Historic House becomes a hub of exploration and celebration, honoring the legacy of CHIGABA and its significance in African and Caribbean identity. Join us as we pay homage to this cherished tradition and embark on a journey of cultural discovery and unity.

Don't miss this opportunity to witness the magic of CHICABA and embrace the spirit of Caribbean Heritage Month in the heart of Brooklyn's historic Lefferts House at Prospect Park. Come, let us celebrate the rich tapestry of African and Caribbean culture together!

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