Photos & Video: Gombeys Out On Boxing Day

December 26, 2016

As has been the tradition for many years, the Gombeys are out making their rounds on Boxing Day today [Dec 26], helping the island celebrate the holiday season.

The island’s preeminent folk art, Gombeys traditionally span the island on Boxing Day and other holidays with the groups growing larger through the day as Bermudians start following along and dancing to the rhythmic beat of the drums.

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  1. Keep our African Heritage alive.

  2. Wow says:

    Just saw a video of 2 gombey dancers fighting while dancing. Real classy! I dont particularly like the gombeys but if you’re out representing your heritage do it with pride and not like idiots.

    • Finally, finally!!! says:

      Did you see two people fighting or one person hit another?? Get the facts straight

  3. Brier says:

    We do not have an African heritage we have a Bermudian heritage get it to right…

    • I and I says:

      Most so called Bermudian Heritage is African Heritage!!Especially our hospitality and friendliness! Don’t Get Your Knickers in a twist brier. History can recall……….

      • African (and aboriginal people of colour) hospitality and friendliness has been our downfall for centuries, thats why we lost our Culture, Religion and Land.

        • LOVE says:

          You’re the one that needs a history lesson. You lost your culture, religion and land when your own people sold you.

        • I and I says:

          Indeed this is true!

          • There have always been tribal war and captures, if you knew your History.
            Who had de ships, who had de plantations, who formed Jim Crow Law, Apartheid in South Africa what about de Aboriginals in Australia and all de other places that Europeans invaded and de genocide and displacement of American Indians.
            Mmmmm

    • You need to check your History, Ill school you but um on vacation.
      LMFAO

  4. Brier says:

    We do not have an African heritage we have a Bermudian heritage get it to right… so the Gombeys are now fighting what next such ashame

    • It’s African Heritage practiced in Bermuda, like European heritage practiced in Bermuda.
      Gombeys have fought before, like a tribal dispute they bury de hatchet and move on.
      Not worst then Hockey players and EPL Derby hooligans.

    • I and I says:

      What already happened was that they saw the error of their ways and are now at peace with each other. Sorry it will not go the way you wanted it to.

    • PBanks says:

      Seriously? Do you think Bermudian culture and heritage just developed out of thin air, and did not derive from various combinations of African, Caribbean, British and Portuguese influences?

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