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Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

Photos: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

The 2019 Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase was hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs last night [Oct 12] at the Botanical Gardens main show ring. Five of Bermuda’s Gombey troupes performed throughout the night including Place’s Gombeys, Gombey Warriors, HnH Gombeys, Warwick Gombeys and Gombey Evolution. Entertainment... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival Showcase

The 2019 Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase is being held this evening [Oct 12] at the Botanical Gardens. The event is hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs who previously said it will include “five of Bermuda’s Gombey troupes displaying their passion and artistry.” We will have a photo gallery later on... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival Showcase From Oct 10 To 13

Gombey Festival Showcase From Oct 10 To 13

The 2019 Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase will be held from Thursday, October 10 to  Sunday, October 13. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo JP, MP, is encouraging the community to attend the upcoming 2019 Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase. “The... Read more of this article

Oct 12: Bermuda International Gombey Festival

Oct 12: Bermuda International Gombey Festival

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will be hosting the Bermuda International Gombey Festival Showcase on Saturday, October 12 from 5.00pm to 9.00pm at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens.An online post said, “Bring a blanket or chair and head to the hillside or bleachers to watch 5 of Bermuda’s Gombey troupes display their passion... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Last Harbour Nights This Season

Photos & Video: Last Harbour Nights This Season

After an extended 21 week season, last night [Sept 4] marked the end of the 2019 Harbour Nights season with festivities including the Gombey Warriors, Working Title Band and Coral Beats, the Brazilian percussion group. The 9-minute live video replay is below:Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Kendaree Burgess previously said “The Chamber... Read more of this article

Gombey Troupes Celebrate Boxing Day

Gombey Troupes Celebrate Boxing Day

As has been the tradition for many years, the Gombeys are out making their Boxing Day rounds 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... Read more of this article

Gombey Mural By Alshante Foggo On Till’s Hill

Gombey Mural By Alshante Foggo On Till’s Hill

The City of Hamilton announced that the final public art installation for this year has been completed and erected at Till’s Hill in North Hamilton. “Bermudian artist, Alshante Foggo, responded to the initial call for artwork as part of the City Art Festival and submitted her proposal in March of this year, with a commitment to have the piece... Read more of this article

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

“Gombeys And Traditions Of The Diaspora”

“Gombeys And Traditions Of The Diaspora”

The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series will present “Gombeys and Traditions of the Diaspora: A Symposium” on Sunday, October 7 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at the CedarBridge Cafeteria. The event will featureDr. Sydney Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Syracuse University “Gombeys, Goombay, and Guloyas: A View from the Hispanic Caribbean” Mr.... Read more of this article