Photos: 2013 Annual Bermuda Gombey Festival

September 22, 2013

The rhythm of history flowed from the WER Joel Tennis Stadium during this year’s Gombey Festival on Saturday evening [Sept 21].

Hundreds of people packed the stadium to chant and clap for their favourite Gombey troupes, who undoubtedly took the crowd by storm.


The event, which was hosted by the Ministry of Community, Culture and Sports, began with presentations from Andwele Simons on drums, dance group Dancesations, and the Northland Primary Hot Skippers began the event.

Young children looked up in awe during a special performance held by the Stilt Walkers of St Kitts, which included interaction with the crowd.


Local Gombey troupes participating included the Warner Gombey Troupe, Warwick Gombeys, The New Generation Places Gombeys, H & H Gombeys, Gombeys Warriors, and Richardson Gombeys.

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  1. Nuffin but da Truth says:


    • Tina says:

      We know you OBA types/wht don’t support events like this. I wonder why you don’t feel comfortable around something that represents BDA.

      • Once upon a time says:

        In the day, Gombeys were regarded as a Caribbean import that had nothing to do with Bermuda.

        My “problem” with Gombeys is the result of seeing them come into upscale restaurants and suddenly someone throws money into the air and diners follow suit. If it hadn’t been one of the dancers that threw the first dollars out, I wouldn’t be annoyed. But their behaviour is defined as tacky at best.

        • mixitup says:

          Get this part…..”seeing them come into UPSCALE restaurants”

          You people kill me!! Get over yourself!

        • gombey dancer says:

          When gombeys dance in upscale places its because they are booked and paid in advance idiot .the money throw is like a tip

      • Barracuda says:

        You don’t know what you are talking about.