|The McIntosh County Shouters doing the Ring Shout. Image posted by Steve Kiviat.|
Kumina dancing in Jamaica. Photo from www.embracingspirituality.com
|Dancing in the Dabuyaba. Photo by Judy Lumb|
The Garinagu of Central America also have a dance that is done during the Feasting of the Dead (Dugu) which is the largest ancestral celebration in Garifuna tradition. The dance Hugulendu is done in circular formation with specific songs that are sung during the Dugu. The three large Segundo drums are played while the leading singers (gayusa) call songs that participants in the dance respond to. The dancing would go in a clockwise direction and then when a different song is called, the dancers would turn and dance in a counterclockwise direction. It is normal for spirit possession to happen during this dance as well but unlike the Kumina or Ring Shout, the Hugulendu is only done inside the Garifuna spiritual temple the dabuyaba.