#Bermuda Gombeys

The Warwick Gombey Troupe have been performing for locals and visitors for decades. Gombeys (pronounced GOM-bays) have been dancing around Bermuda for almost two centuries. A mix of West African, Caribbean and Native North American dances have combined to influence their rhythmic moves.

Gombey

The Gombey is an iconic symbol of Bermuda, this folklife tradition reflecting the island’s blend of African, Native American, Caribbean and British cultures, incorporating them over time into a unique performance art full of colorful and intricate masquerade, dance and drumming.

Dancers are usually male, and perform in groups of 10-30 though in modern times female groups have emerged. The traditions have been passed down orally from one generation to the next within families and the Captains of each troupe determine the direction of the troupe and style that is taught. Thus within troupes there can be found subtle but distinct differences in beats, dances, costumes, headdresses, by which they can each be recognized.

Read full wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gombey

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