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Bermuda’s Gombey dancers are a vibrant and colorful part of the island’s cultural heritage. These dancers, with their intricate costumes, rhythmic drumming, and acrobatic movements, provide an engaging and energetic performance that captivates audiences. In this article, we will explore the origins of the Gombey dancers, their unique style, and their role in Bermuda’s cultural identity.
The Gombey dancers have their roots in West African dance traditions, which were brought to Bermuda by slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries. Over time, these traditions evolved and adapted to the island’s culture, giving rise to the Gombey dancers we see today. The dancers perform in groups known as troupes, which range in size from a few individuals to dozens of performers.