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Minister praises Gombey troupes for historic link-up event

Bermudian culture was on full display when all the Gombey troupes in Bermuda participated in the Gombey Unity Link Up at Bulls Head Car Park (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport has praised Gombey troupes for their camaraderie during an historic event at the weekend.

The Gombey Unity Link Up saw 50 drummers and 100 dancers aged 3 and up gather at Bulls Head Car Park in Pembroke to dance as one group for the first time.

Owen Darrell said the event was “amazing” and a perfect example of resolving their differences through “creative expression and music”.

He said: “Our Gombeys are an iconic representation of Bermuda’s history, culture and traditions, and it was truly poignant to see what can be accomplished when we can come together for the good of our community and our country, despite our challenges.

“It was the outlet that we all needed, and I believe that our country is better for it.

“I thank all the troupes that made this happen and I look forward to supporting more community events like this featuring our iconic Gombeys.”

To view a photo gallery of the event, click here.

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Published March 17, 2023 at 7:54 am (Updated March 17, 2023 at 7:54 am)

Minister praises Gombey troupes for historic link-up event

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