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local Customs -- Gombey dancer and African Music Gombeys Review

For someone like this Vter the African influence seems very close to the surface and can be found in the island music and dance, music such as calypso, reggae and also in the rhythm of Gombey dancers. The Gombey dancer are strait off my street where I grow up in Sierra Leone I am transported ack to African and my childhood. The Gombey dance clearly has its origination in West African tribal music. The conglomeration of these different cultures has blended together to form a potpourri that is unique to Bermuda. Gombey dancing is actually well choreographed to specific rhythms and often portraits biblical stories. The dancers usually go to perform on the streets on Boxing Day the day after Christmas and New Year's Day.

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  • Written Mar 28, 2006
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