The KUMINA DANCE!

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The KUMINA dance is a Jamaican cultural dance performed every year as a cultural expression after Christmas. It's also done after a funeral to celebrate the life of the deceased.

The KUMINA DANCE!

Me Kumina Dance! Yes, me Kumina Dance!
Wrap up your head for the Kumina dance,
Pose for the dance and perch like a sparrow,
shake and jump to the drums from night till tomorrow.
Kumina dance, kumina dance,
lift up your head for the kumina dance,
Rock with your lady for the kumina dance,
Shake, shake your body for the Kumina dance.

Kumina dance, kumina dance,
Jump on, the chair for the kumina pose,
Straighten up your shoulder and hold up your nose,
Shake your waistline for the kumina dance,
Get ready now for the kumina dance,
Kumina dance, kumina dance,
Go and get Freddie for the kumina dance,
He's mastered the rhythm of the kumina dance,
Flip and shake your leg for the kumina dance
Kumina dance!

Kumina dance, kumina dance,
Rock, Rock and roll for the Kumina dance,
Revive your soul for the Kumina dance,
Mek your favorite stance for the kumina dance,
And your audience beg for the kumina dance,
Mek we jump and prance for the kumina dance!
Jump up and wave for kumina dance,
Satisfy your crave for the kumina dance,
Kumin dance, kumina dance!

Jump up and wave for the kumina dance,
Express your crave for the kumina dance,
Wheel around and jump to the kumina beat,
Shake up and juggle your dancing feet,
African rhythms and Jamaican poses,
No high society snobbery or shoving up noses,
When you're dancing this kumina beat,
Jump to the rhythm, shake your dancing feet,
Kumina dance, kumina dance,
Rock to the rhythm of the KUMINA DANCE!!!


The Poemeater, 2010.


 

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cheronld commented on The KUMINA DANCE!

05-22-2010

Ok...just so you know I had to google Kumina Dance......lol....nice poem...."MEK"...its a good thing I'm Guyanese or else I would have thought you misspelled.....LOL

Poemeater

05/23/2010

Thank you sista! LOL... Yes it's a very funny but cultural name and it's fun to see the Kumina Dance.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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