Junkanoo Returns To Miami Festival Celebrating Bahamian Culture

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The 38th annual Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival is back as the city hosts its festival celebrating Bahamian culture.

The Goombay Festival is being held Saturday in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, a community with Bahamian roots.The festival will feature Bahamian entertainers and Junkanoo parade performers showcasing their heritage with intricate costumes and rhythmic music that features cowbells, goat-skin drums and brass instruments.

Bahamian dishes and workshops on the history of Junkanoo parades in the Caribbean islands also are highlights of the festival. In the Bahamas, Junkanoo parades are held in December and in the summer.

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