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‘Masked Freedom’ Event To Be Held

‘Masked Freedom’ Event To Be Held

King Alpha Productions is hosting “Masked Freedom,” a special event on African masquerade traditions as a key to freedom, featuring Professor Raphael Chijioke Njoku and Dr. David ‘Roots’ Chapman, on July 30 at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall during Emancipation Week 2024. Related Stories Gombey Documentary Special Edition The... Read more of this article

Minister Pays Tribute To George Richardson

Minister Pays Tribute To George Richardson

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Sen. Owen Darrell joined the community today in mourning the passing of Mr. George Richardson, the founder of Richardson’s Gombeys. A spokesperson said, “George Richardson first started Richardson’s Gombeys in 1973, and his lifelong dedication and passion for the Gombey tradition has left an indelible... Read more of this article

Video: Dr Chapman’s Gombey Book Launch

Video: Dr Chapman’s Gombey Book Launch

Dr David Chapman is holding a launch event for his new book on the Gombeys. You can tune in and watch below, and we will have additional information later on. The 13-minute live video replay is below: Related Stories Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase Video: Gombey Festival Press Conference 100 Minutes Of Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival Video:... Read more of this article

Photos: Gombeys In Bermuda Day Parade

Photos: Gombeys In Bermuda Day Parade

Always a highlight in the Bermuda Day parade, the island’s iconic Gombeys thrilled the crowds with their performances. You can view all our coverage of Gombeys here, and all of our coverage of Bermuda Day here. For extensive coverage of Bermuda Day... Read more of this article

Gombey Celebration Set For June 8th

Gombey Celebration Set For June 8th

A Gombey celebration is set for Saturday, June 8, featuring a procession from Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club to Hamilton Parish Workmen’s Club. Desmond Crockwell said, “I would like to invite you to the Gombey celebration throughout Bailey’s Bay on Saturday, June 8. We are celebrating the memories of the late Glenn Blakeney, Marco... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Green Blue Gombeys

Wallpaper Wednesday: Green Blue Gombeys

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the island’s iconic Gombeys, adding a splash of color and energy to celebrate Bermuda Day. For extensive coverage of Bermuda Day over the years – including over 7,000 photos and videos, history, unique graphics, and much more – visit our website BDADay.com, the island’s... Read more of this article

Trinity College Newspaper Feature Gombeys

Trinity College Newspaper Feature Gombeys

The Trinity Tripod — the student newspaper of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut — has featured an article on Bermuda’s iconic Gombeys. The story said, “Inspired by her ongoing research on the Gombey dance tradition in Bermuda, Visiting Scholar in Residence Dorothea Hast invited four members of the Warwick Gombey Troupe... Read more of this article

PLP Mourns Passing Of Leon ‘Sparky’ Place

PLP Mourns Passing Of Leon ‘Sparky’ Place

The Progressive Labour Party expressed condolences to the family, friends, and supporters of Gombey Grandmaster, Mr. Leon “Sparky” Place, recognizing his contributions to Bermudian culture through the Place’s Gombeys troupe. A spokesperson said, “The Progressive Labour Party extends our deepest condolences to the family, friends,... Read more of this article

Govt Pay Tribute To Leon “Sparky” Place

Govt Pay Tribute To Leon “Sparky” Place

The Government extended its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and admirers of the legendary Gombey, Mr. Leon “Sparky” Place. A Government spokesperson said, “Mr. Place’s influence on Bermuda’s cultural heritage is immeasurable, and his legacy will forever resonate through generations of Gombeys.” Minister... Read more of this article

Video: Gombeys At BF&M 10K Run And Walk

Video: Gombeys At BF&M 10K Run And Walk

Like all good Bermuda events, the BF&M 10k Run — the second event of the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge Series — ended with a performance by the island’s iconic Gombeys. You can view all our coverage of the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge here and view over 70 videos from this year and past years event here on Bernews.TV. Related... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Gombeys Celebrate New Year

Photos & Video: Gombeys Celebrate New Year

Gombey troupes were out making their rounds yesterday [Jan 1], offering performances to help celebrate the first day of 2024. The troupes traveled to various neighbourhoods across the island as they entertained the crowds that came out to see them, following a longstanding holiday tradition. Related... Read more of this article

Photos: Gombeys Celebrate Boxing Day

Photos: Gombeys Celebrate Boxing Day

As has been the tradition for many years, the Gombeys are 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 Related... Read more of this article

Photos: Gombeys Celebrate 2023 Boxing Day

Photos: Gombeys Celebrate 2023 Boxing Day

In keeping with a long-standing tradition, the Gombeys have once again taken to the streets on Boxing Day, adding to the festive spirit of the holiday season in Bermuda. These iconic cultural performers, known for their vibrant folk art, make their way across the island, and their numbers swell as the day progresses, with Bermudians eagerly joining... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival Event Cancelled This Year

Gombey Festival Event Cancelled This Year

The Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport advised that “despite repeated rescheduling of the Gombey Festival, the weather conditions have forced organisers to cancel this year’s showcase.” Minister Owen Darrell stated, “I am saddened to have to cancel the Gombey festivities this year due to uncooperative weather. I certainly hope the... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival Postponed Until November 4

Gombey Festival Postponed Until November 4

The Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Sport has decided to postpone the Gombey Festival Showcase to November 4, 2023. A Government spokesperson said, “Due to inclement weather forecast for this weekend, the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport has decided to postpone the Gombey Festival Showcase until Saturday, 4 November, 2023. “Following... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival Postponed Until Oct 21

Gombey Festival Postponed Until Oct 21

The Gombey Festival Showcase – which was originally scheduled for this Saturday –  has been postponed until Saturday, October 21st. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that due to the forecast unsettled weather conditions in the coming days, a decision has been made to postpone this Saturday’s Gombey Festival... Read more of this article