Jab Jab

Contemporary, World/Ethnic
Dance like the devil at the Caribbean Carnival.
Wood, Nigel
2 equal flutes
1 minutes



Jab means “devil”, and it is a form of masquerade played on the carnival monday morning (J’ouvert).
The traditions of J’ouvert vary widely throughout the Caribbean although in countries like Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, a part of the tradition involves smearing paint, mud or oil on the bodies of participants known as “Jab Jabs”. Jab’s authentic and captivating African rhythms consists of drumming, conch shell blowing and chanting. Dance like the devil – Jump with the Jab!

This duet can be played on any two equal flutes.

The PDF E-Edition contains a score for two equal flutes.

“Jab Jab” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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