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    Calinda (sometimes known or spelt as Kalenda).

    By Chris Crudelli


    Calinda is Afro-Caribbean form of stick fighting which is practiced today in Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago.
    Although we are unclear of its exact origin, it is believed to have originated from Africa where it moved to the Caribbean through its practice by slaves. Most commonly nowadays it can be seen in its dance form at festivals and carnivals throughout the Caribbean, the most well known of which takes place every year in Trinidad and Tobago.
    Interestingly the Calinda is also the name of a popular dance which was performed throughout New Orleans in the early part of the century by former Afro-Caribbean slaves.

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    Chris Crudelli is a China Expert & Chinese speaker. Graduate of London University’s SOAS & Beijing Shi Fan University. He is also a Kung Fu & Taiji Master, Author & TV Host best known for his self-penned BBC TV series 'Mind Body Kick Ass Moves' broadcast in over 180 countries worldwide.
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