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Place’s Gombeys Celebrating 65th Anniversary

Place’s Gombeys Celebrating 65th Anniversary

The Place’s New Generation Gombeys will be celebrating their 65th anniversary this year and are set to take part in the Bermuda Day Parade. The Government posted the photo below online, saying, “Place’s New Generation Gombeys is celebrating their 65th Anniversary this year, and they’ll be in the Bermuda Day Parade! That’s a milestone... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Gombeys Open SailGP Event

Video: Bermuda Gombeys Open SailGP Event

The Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess got underway today [May 14], and like all good events in Bermuda, it included an appearance from the island’s Gombeys, who made their way through the event village prior to the start of the event.The competition features teams from Great Britain, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada,... Read more of this article

Marketplace Add Gombey & Poinciana Bags

Marketplace Add Gombey & Poinciana Bags

The Marketplace has added two more Bermuda-themed reusable bag collection; one featuring the island’s iconic Gombeys and another featuring the Royal Poinciana tree. Late last year, MarketPlace announced it would be “offering a 10-cent discount for each reusable bag presented and used at checkout as part of an overall commitment to becoming... Read more of this article

Artist Lance Tucker’s Gombey Inspired Artwork

Artist Lance Tucker’s Gombey Inspired Artwork

When Lance Tucker creates his Gombey Warrior inspired artwork, he feels as though he is facing his childhood fears. Mr Tucker remembers watching the Gombeys perform as a youngster and being terrified by the intricate masquerade of dancing and drumming, particularly the captains who would crack their whip. Now 52 years old, Mr Tucker is passionate about... Read more of this article

Photos: Gombeys At USATF Bermuda Games

Photos: Gombeys At USATF Bermuda Games

The USATF Bermuda Games saw world class track & field athletes including multiple Olympics medalists compete at the Flora Duffy Stadium, and like all good Bermuda events, it included an appearance from the island’s iconic Gombeys. The meet — which was televised internationally by NBC Sports — included top athletes from nations... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Gombeys Continue To Celebrate

Photos & Video: Gombeys Continue To Celebrate

The island’s iconic Gombeys continue to celebrate the New Year, and we caught up with the the H&H Gombey Troupe yesterday [Jan 3].For photos and videos of more Gombey celebrations of the New Year, click here, for all our coverage of New Year celebrations, click here, and for more than 100 videos of Gombeys over the years, click here to visit... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Gombeys Celebrate New Year

Photos & Video: Gombeys Celebrate New Year

As is traditional, various Gombey troupes are making their way around the island today [Jan 1] to celebrate the New Year, and we caught up with one troupe in St George’s and another troupe making a special visit to the Devonshire home of two centenarian sisters, Glorice Brimmer and Ruby Sampson, who were both delighted by the special performance... Read more of this article

20 Minute Video: Gombeys Celebrate Christmas

20 Minute Video: Gombeys Celebrate Christmas

As has been the tradition for many years, the Gombeys are out making their rounds, helping the island to celebrate the holiday season, with multiple groups traveling across the island today. 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... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Day Gombeys

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Day Gombeys

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features a Bermuda Day phone lock screen incorporating an image of the island’s iconic Gombeys.The design below is also available here as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone wallpaper download. To access... Read more of this article

Video: H&H Gombeys Celebrate New Year’s Day

Video: H&H Gombeys Celebrate New Year’s Day

The H&H Gombeys were out making their rounds yesterday [Jan 1], offering short, physically-distanced performances to help celebrate the first day of the new year, with the troupe traveling to various neighbourhoods across the island. It has been a longstanding tradition that the Gombeys perform on New Year’s Day and that tradition carried on,... Read more of this article

Video: Gombeys Celebrate The New Year

Video: Gombeys Celebrate The New Year

Bermuda’s Gombey troupes are out making their rounds today [Jan 1], offering short, physically-distanced performances in various small neighbourhoods to help welcome in the New Year. It has been a longstanding tradition that the Gombeys perform on New Year’s Day, and the Government previously said that the Gombey troupes worked with Government to... Read more of this article

Gombeys To Do Short Performances Today

Gombeys To Do Short Performances Today

The island’s iconic Gombeys are expected to be out from 12 noon to 10pm today [Jan 1], offering short, physically-distanced performances in various small neighbourhoods to help welcome in the New Year. It has been a longstanding tradition that the Gombeys perform on New Year’s Day, and the Government previously noted that the Gombey... Read more of this article

Short, Distanced Performances On New Year

Short, Distanced Performances On New Year

Bermuda’s Gombey troupes have “worked with Government to agree on a plan to provide their traditional performances in a non-traditional way on New Year’s Day,” and will “offer short, physically-distanced pop-up performances in various small neighbourhoods.” A Government spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s Gombey troupes... Read more of this article