JUNKANEW is a carnival concept delivered by Global Carnivalz and its partners online. Post COVID the participating partners are expected to tour in regional carnivals to encourage the use of environmentally friendly materials and non-motorised processions. The online experience offers viewers interaction with the host and opportunities to submit your own Junkanew products as part of the online Junkanew Challenge livestream.
INCORPORATING OTHER PARCTISES
Having been involved with the Junkanoo Commandos in the Bahamas and various other Carnival practises, Global Carnivalz CEO Pax Nindi was inspired to initiate Junkanew referring to traditional Junkanoo culture practised in the Caribbean and Africa. In order to make it relevant to our location(UK), Junkanew will incorporate other carnival traditions e.g. Lanterns, Steelpan, Brass band, Blocos and Dance.
TIMES AND SUSTAINABILITY
In the Bahamas Junkanoo as an event takes place on Christmas and Boxing Day and in Ghana it starts on Christmas Day and ends on New Year's Day involving participating groups marching in costumes accompanied by brass, drums and home-made percussion instruments. The costumes are created out of sustainable and recycled materials using, cardboard, wire, glue, tape, paint and environmentally friendly decorations. Presentation of music is not amplified or motorised and features home-made percussion, brass instruments and drums.
RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT
We believe Junkanew will play a role in encouraging the use of recycled materials in Carnival and similar arts practises. Among other things, our aim is to encourage the public to respect the environment by recycling in the form of taking junk and making into loveable new creations which can be used beyond Christmas and Boxing Day.