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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

“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

Controversy Over Removal Of Artwork In City

Controversy Over Removal Of Artwork In City

[Updated] Both the artist and Corporation of Hamilton have spoken out about the removal of a mural in the City, with the City saying as the art “strayed from criteria” they “made the regretful decision to paint over the work so that it does not violate City policy and set a precedent going forward,” while the artist who painted... Read more of this article

10-Year-Old & Gombeys Donate To Family Centre

10-Year-Old & Gombeys Donate To Family Centre

Family Centre is singing the praises of young Xenai Savery who decided to donate to the organization, and as a result, has inspired his Gombey troupe to do the same. After Xenai’s 10th birthday donation to The Family Centre, in the amount of $1,000, Warwick Gombey troupe wanted to support, encourage and celebrate his philanthropic heart by graciously... Read more of this article

Video, Photos: Gombey Warriors In St. George’s

Video, Photos: Gombey Warriors In St. George’s

[Updated with photos] Following a tradition that goes back centuries, the Gombeys are out today [Jan 1] helping the island to celebrate the New Year, with Bernews catching up with the Gombey Warriors as they performed this afternoon on Cut Road in St. George’s. The 5-minute live video replay is below: Related StoriesVideos:... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Gombeys Celebrate Boxing Day

Photos & Video: Gombeys Celebrate Boxing Day

[Updated with photos] 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... Read more of this article

Kelly Hunt’s ‘Art Of The Gombey’ On Display

Kelly Hunt’s ‘Art Of The Gombey’ On Display

Kelly Hunt’s vibrant collection titled ‘Art of the Gombey’ will be on display at The Bermuda Society of Arts until December 12th. The artist’s collection depicts the bold and exciting nature of Bermuda’s beloved Gombeys through the use of a range of medium including oil on canvas, to reverse acrylic print, to digital photography.According... 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