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Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

The Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase was held yesterday [Oct 6] at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens Main Ring, serving as a showcase of the island’s Gombey troupes, with the event also featuring guests from overseas. The evening got underway with a welcome by MC Ed Christopher and Minister Lovitta Foggo. There was a presentation of... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

Videos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

The Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase is being held this afternoon [Oct 6] at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, serving as a showcase of the island’s Gombey troupes, with the event also featuring guests from overseas. We will have a photo gallery after the event concludes, and in the meantime the live video is below. Part 1: 70-minute... Read more of this article

Video: Gombey Festival Press Conference

Video: Gombey Festival Press Conference

[Updated] The Bermuda International Gombey Festival was highlighted at a press conference this afternoon, with Minister Lovitta Foggo joined by local Gombeys and overseas guests as she provided an overview of the four-day event, which is currently underway. “The Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival To Kick Off Next Week

Gombey Festival To Kick Off Next Week

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the 2018 Bermuda International Gombey Festival, which runs from October 4 to October 7. A spokesperson said, “The public may recall that the event was expanded last year from a one-day event to an entire weekend.” Minister of Social Development... Read more of this article

BTA: Gombey Festival Package For Visitors

BTA: Gombey Festival Package For Visitors

Visitors are invited to take advantage of a special offer to see Bermuda International Gombey Festival next month at Botanical Garden, with the BTA explaining that “it’s the first time the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs have partnered to build a special visitor offering of this kind.” The... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: History, Evolution Of Gombeys

One Hour Video: History, Evolution Of Gombeys

People had the opportunity to learn about the history and background of one of the island’s iconic traditions, as the Bermuda National Trust hosted an in-depth discussion on the origins and evolution of the Bermuda Gombey. Gary Phillips hosted the talk at Verdmont, with the event serving as part of this year’s Bermuda Gombey Festival,... Read more of this article

Photos: Gombey Festival At Botanical Gardens

Photos: Gombey Festival At Botanical Gardens

The Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase was held last night [Oct 7] at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with Bermuda’s Gombey troupes displaying their passion and artistry for the enthusiastic crowd. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions... Read more of this article

3.5 Hour Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

3.5 Hour Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

The Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase was held last night [Oct 7] at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with Bermuda’s Gombey troupes displaying their passion and artistry for the enthusiastic crowd. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival Expanded To Entire Weekend

Gombey Festival Expanded To Entire Weekend

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the 2017 Bermuda International Gombey Festival, which has been expanded this year from a one-day event to an entire weekend. The Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane DeSilva said, “I want to encourage the public to come out and enjoy this dazzling,... Read more of this article

100 Minutes Of Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

100 Minutes Of Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

Crowds of people made their way to the tennis stadium this weekend as Bermudian culture was on full display at the 2016 Gombey Festival. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions of the iconic Bermuda Gombeys. It includes performances from... Read more of this article

Photos: 2016 Bermuda Gombey Festival

Photos: 2016 Bermuda Gombey Festival

Crowds of people made their way to the tennis stadium this evening [Sept 10] as Bermudian culture was on full display at the 2016 Gombey Festival. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions of the iconic Bermuda Gombeys. It includes performances... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival To Honour Tyrone ‘Funk’ Nesbitt

Gombey Festival To Honour Tyrone ‘Funk’ Nesbitt

During the Gombey Festival on Saturday, Tyrone “Funk” Nesbitt will be recognized as this year’s honouree for his life’s contribution to the Gombey tradition. His bio from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs says, “Tyrone Alexander “Funk” Nesbitt was born on September 16, 1949. After years of following Place’s Gombeys... Read more of this article

2016 Gombey Festival To Be Held On Saturday

2016 Gombey Festival To Be Held On Saturday

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the 2016 Gombey Festival on Saturday September 10th at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. “The Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards said, “I want to encourage the public to come out and enjoy this dazzling, energetic, cultural... Read more of this article