Goombay

Goombay

[goom-bey, goom-]
Goombay is a form of Bahamian music and a drum used to create it. Its most famous practitioner in modern times was Alphonso 'Blind Blake' Higgs, who performed at the Nassau International Airport for many years.

Goombay, also spelled gombey, is a form of Bermudan music, drum and dance, and is related to the Bahamian style.

Goombay is also an alternate spelling for the gumbe, a Jamaican drum. See Music of Jamaica and List of Caribbean drums

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