VIDEO: The Future is Female for Moko Jumbies: Young Girls Carry on the Tradition


Described as a “spiritual experience,” a Brooklyn group looks to keep the tradition alive.

By Keishel Williams | Dec. 12, 2019

Brooklyn is filled with kids learning to become Moko Jumbies, a form of stilt dancing with origins in the Caribbean and a cultural background that can be traced back to Africa. In Brooklyn’s Tropical Fete group, women are taking the lead.