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The arm and foot movements performed by the Kalinago dancers on the island of Dominica are almost identical to those performed by dancers of the Cordon Spiritist sect in the remote rural region of Monte Oscuro in Cuba. These same arm and foot movements are performed by participants in the traditional dances of the various Arawakan tribes people on Guyana in South America such as the Lokono and the Wapishana. It is important to note that although the Kalinago are typically identified as "Caribs" a great deal of their language (especially the so-called "women's tongue") is of Arawakan Taino derivation.

I participated in this dance  when I visited the Kalinago reservation on the island of Dominica in 2007. Here is a brief video clip that I filmed during that visit.

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Comment by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on April 30, 2018 at 2:56pm

This is a brief glimpse at the Caney Circle Healing Dance which is patterned after the dance thardition of the arawakan Indigenous people of South America and the Caribbean

Comment by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on April 28, 2018 at 12:11pm

Traditional dance steps of the Arawakan Lokono people who live in Guayana South America

Comment by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on April 28, 2018 at 12:10pm

Arm and foot  movements in the Cordon Dance of Cuba

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