Band of the Jaw-Bone John-Canoe

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Title

Band of the Jaw-Bone John-Canoe

Description

Lithograph showing three members of a John-Canoe band, assisted by a young boy. Two of the men are playing the Gumbay and Dundun drums and the man on the left is playing a rasp. They are being assisted by a young boy.

Subject

John Canoe (Jamaica); Jonkonnu (Festival); Folk music - Jamaica; Folk dance - Jamaica; Bands (Music); Jamaica - Culture; Drum; Folk dancing - Jamaica

Creator

Isaac Mendez Belisario

Date

Aug-1837

Source

NLJ Prints Collection

Identifier

D0007584

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

Citation

Isaac Mendez Belisario, “Band of the Jaw-Bone John-Canoe,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed October 23, 2020, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/6770.