The tennis courts were cleared of nets at the W. E. R. Joell Tennis Stadium on Saturday [Sept 22], as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the annual Gombey Festival.
Designed to showcase one of the island’s most iconic traditions, local groups participating included the H & H Gombeys, Places New Generation Gombeys, Warner Gombeys, Warwick Gombeys, Roots Gombeys and Gombey Warriors. This years event also included a pair of visiting stilt-walkers or “Mock-a-Jumbie” dancers from St. Kitts.
Vendors were setup just outside the stadium building offering food, mini-donuts, refreshments, ice-cream, toys and Gombey souvenirs to the crowds, while inside the entertainment was introduced by Gary Phillips, the MC for the night. View our first set of videos from the Gombey Festival here, and the photo gallery here.
Warner Gombey Troupe:
Gombey Warriors Troupe:
Roots Gombey Troupe:
H & H Gombey Troupe:
Gombey Festival Finale:
- Video Set #1: Annual Gombey Festival
- Video: Warwick Gombeys Perform in Boston
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- Videos: 2012 Gombeys on New Year’s Day
- Photos: Gombeys Perform At Annual Festival
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