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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

Ten Videos From Past Gombey Performances

Ten Videos From Past Gombey Performances

While nothing can compare to the real Gombeys and their rhythmic beats, the ten videos below show a look at various Gombey performances over the years, showcasing the island’s preeminent folk art and an iconic Bermudian tradition that spans back centuries.While Gombeys traditionally come out on Boxing Day to the delight of local residents who... Read more of this article

Govt: Please Enjoy The Gombeys From Afar

Govt: Please Enjoy The Gombeys From Afar

“It was agreed that traditional community street Gombey performances on Boxing Day are not safe this year,” the Government said, adding that “the public may be able to hear the drums in the distance, as some Gombey Troupes may play in their private residences or at isolated places, which will allow the public to hear the rhythms and... Read more of this article

Column: Celebrating The Season With Gombeys

Column: Celebrating The Season With Gombeys

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] The festive season – Christmas through New Year’s – includes a mix of traditions, dating back two millennia. That birth in a stable speaks to the power of humility; a challenge to the current culture of hyper-consumerism and self-promotion. The visit to Bethlehem by those following the star reminds us of the importance... Read more of this article

Video: Gombeys Help Celebrate The New Year

Video: Gombeys Help Celebrate The New Year

As the island celebrates the start of a new decade, a centuries old tradition endures, with the Gombeys out today [Jan 1] to help the island to celebrate the New Year. Multiple troupes started out earlier today, and they are spanning the island from east to west, and we caught up with them briefly in the Devonshire area this evening. Related... Read more of this article

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