mojiganga

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updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Martin-Rizzi

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Moe said:

¡Hola, Martin!

Here is the definition from SpanishDict.com's own dictionary:

"Mojiganga = A morrice or morris dance; masquerade, mask, mummery. (f)".

I hope this is some help to you.

Bueno suerte.

Another definition of "mojiganga" is a "farce" or "a piece of clowning", I suppose clowning about.

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Eddy
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¡Hola, Martin!

Here is the definition from SpanishDict.com's own dictionary:

"Mojiganga = A morrice or morris dance; masquerade, mask, mummery. (f)".

This definition is not a lot of help unless you know what a "morris dance" is. A definition for a "morris dance" is

"Morris dance = Any of a variety of old English folk dances usually performed by men ("morris men" wouldn't you know) dressed in costumes having bells, often at the ankle and wrists as well as other places on the costume, and often representing characters from folk tales."

I'd speculate that if the English have such dances and dancers, other cultures may also have them. I'm sure you can imagine that if dancers were wearing bells, then, when they dance, it would add a happy and enjoyable sound to the performance.

I know you did not ask about a 'mummer" but since it appears in the definition that you did ask for, I think it's necessary to say that mummer means:

"Mummer = one of a group of masked performers in a folk play or mime."

I looked at the URL you provided in your question:

http://artcamp.com.mx/Michael/carnaval.htm

The definitions I've included seem to be a really good fit with the photos on that website.

I hope this is some help to you.

Bueno suerte.

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Moe
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no será mojigata?
mojigata = persona que actúa de una manera pero aparenta otra, ejemplo: mujer que se hace pasar por pura siendo que no lo es

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Rodrigo
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It's definitely slang or something. I am not familiar with it, sorry I can't help.

LatinaPunk

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by LAtINaPunKROcKerAConFundidA