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100 Minutes Of Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

100 Minutes Of Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

Crowds of people made their way to the tennis stadium this weekend as Bermudian culture was on full display at the 2016 Gombey Festival. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions of the iconic Bermuda Gombeys. It includes performances from... Read more of this article

Photos: 2016 Bermuda Gombey Festival

Photos: 2016 Bermuda Gombey Festival

Crowds of people made their way to the tennis stadium this evening [Sept 10] as Bermudian culture was on full display at the 2016 Gombey Festival. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions of the iconic Bermuda Gombeys. It includes performances... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival To Honour Tyrone ‘Funk’ Nesbitt

Gombey Festival To Honour Tyrone ‘Funk’ Nesbitt

During the Gombey Festival on Saturday, Tyrone “Funk” Nesbitt will be recognized as this year’s honouree for his life’s contribution to the Gombey tradition. His bio from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs says, “Tyrone Alexander “Funk” Nesbitt was born on September 16, 1949. After years of following Place’s Gombeys... Read more of this article

2016 Gombey Festival To Be Held On Saturday

2016 Gombey Festival To Be Held On Saturday

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the 2016 Gombey Festival on Saturday September 10th at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. “The Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards said, “I want to encourage the public to come out and enjoy this dazzling, energetic, cultural... Read more of this article

Two Hours Of Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

Two Hours Of Video: Bermuda Gombey Festival

The island’s preeminent folk art was on full display on Saturday [Sept 12] as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the annual Gombey Festival at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. At each festival, the Department honours an individual who has cultivated and preserved the tradition of Gombey music and dance, and this year’s... Read more of this article

Photos: Gombey Festival Held At Stadium

Photos: Gombey Festival Held At Stadium

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the annual Gombey Festival today [Sept 12], with the showcase of Bermuda’s premier folk dancers taking place at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. Governor George Fergusson, Acting Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Jeanne Atherden and others joined the crowd at the tennis stadium with... Read more of this article

Gombey Festival To Be Held This Saturday

Gombey Festival To Be Held This Saturday

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs will host the annual Gombey Festival, a showcase of Bermuda’s premier folk dancers on Saturday, 12 September at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. The Gombeys are a blend of many cultures – African, Caribbean and North American Native music. In Bermuda, Gombey dancing and music has been passed down... Read more of this article

90 Minutes Of Video: 2014 Gombey Festival

90 Minutes Of Video: 2014 Gombey Festival

Crowds packed the W. E. R. Joell Tennis Stadium on Saturday night [Sept 13], as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the Gombey Festival, and if you weren’t able to take in the live spectacle, or want to relive it, we’ve posted over 90 minutes of video from the event. There were performances by H & H Gombeys, Gombey... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: Annual Bermuda Gombey Festival

Photo Set #2: Annual Bermuda Gombey Festival

Gombeys troupes across the island converged on the W. E. R. Joell Tennis Stadium last night [Sept 12], as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the Gombey Festival. The event is held annually, with an aim to provide exposure to the folk art and traditions of the Bermudian Gombeys. We will have video coverage of the Festival later... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: Annual Bermuda Gombey Festival

Photo Set #1: Annual Bermuda Gombey Festival

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the annual Gombey Festival on Saturday evening [Sept 13] at the Tennis Stadium, with the event designed to showcase one of the island’s most iconic and beloved traditions. Speaking before the event, Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Wayne Scott said, “The Gombey Festival is held annually... Read more of this article

Photos: St. Kitts Stilt Walkers Visit Minister

Photos: St. Kitts Stilt Walkers Visit Minister

Visiting stilt walkers from St. Kitts paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Wayne Scott this morning [Sept 11], with the Minister meeting his guests in the lobby of the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building, as they actually could not enter his office due to their imposing height. The stilt walkers are on island to take part... Read more of this article

Photos: 2013 Annual Bermuda Gombey Festival

Photos: 2013 Annual Bermuda Gombey Festival

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... Read more of this article

Upcoming: Gombey Festival At Tennis Stadium

Upcoming: Gombey Festival At Tennis Stadium

The Ministry of Community, Culture and Sports will be hosting the Annual Gombey Festival on Saturday [Sept 21] on the grounds of the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.There will be live performances by Warner Gombey Troupe, Warwick Gombeys, The New Generation Places Gombeys, H & H Gombeys, Gombeys Warriors, Richardson Gombeys and... Read more of this article