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    Does Any Other Island Practice Dinky-Mini?

    Its a cultural dance and song ritual in Jamaica, often done to cheer the family of a dead person.

    Dinky Mini was practised openly throughout slavery but is now done mainly during Jamaica's annual Festival activities. It focuses on the pelvic region and is performed in defiance of the death that has occurred. The dancers make suggestive rotations with the pelvis in an attempt to prove that they are stronger than death since have the means to reproduce.

    Just curious to know if any other island had something similar.

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    interesting

    but no.... i haven't seen this in tobago

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    Re: interesting

    Originally posted by BAGOGYUL
    but no.... i haven't seen this in tobago
    I guess this may relate to our bongo that we do at wakes?
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    I don't know what the bongo is...but if its a dance, then I guess its similar.

    We also have a practice called nine-night, which is like a wake where there's lots of drinking and merry making at the house of the family of the dead person. And its (like the name suggests) done nine days after the person has passed away -- although now, they're just doing it on the closest Friday, Saturday or Sunday...

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    Re: Re: interesting

    Originally posted by bunjigarlindarlin
    I guess this may relate to our bongo that we do at wakes?
    yeah but....not that dance
    same wake idea....all ah we is african oui.

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    NO we don't practice that in particular But they do three day prayers in the house.Most things are said in French! At the three day prayer the house is blessed from top to bottom! 40 days after the death, a ceremony is performed where they sing Shandileke'*I think that's how it's spelled* and dance, a candle is lit, they go around the house, go to the back door, in order to remove the spirit from the house pouring Rum and Coffee and food! It's a sad but joyous occasion especially when it's the old and they lived their life!

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