Havana '59 Exhibition and Sale at Eastern University - Opening - November 11, 2011

Presented by Eastern University, Friends of the Library, and Pennsylvania Trust to benefit the David R. Black Academic Enrichment Fund. Click here to for tickets to the November 11,2011 Grand Opening at the Bolingbroke Mansion in Radnor

Sponsers (to date)
: (click on link to view sponsors websites) Pennsylvania Trust, Corporate Dimensions, LTD., Handelok Bag Company, Edmar Abrasive Company, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Newman & Saunders Galleries

Moko Jumbie

20" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
George H. Rothacker, 2010©

Price: $1600 (plus shipping and handling)
Prints are also available.

Please contact george@rothackeradv.com

The stilt dancer, or moko jumbie, is found throughout the Caribbean, and is part of the African tradition. The dancers, in earlier times, were men on stilts as high as 10 to 15 feet high. They were usually accompanied by dwarfs in similar bright costumes.

We viewed these dancers on O'Reilly Street in Old Havana, near a small park where vendors were selling books, magazines and old LPs. They danced to recorded music and exhibited an open box for collections from tourists.