goombay


goombay
goom·bay

English syllables. 2014.

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  • 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. [Kaliss, Jeff. Junkanoo and Sloop John B. .… …   Wikipedia

  • goombay — [go͞om′bā] n. a dance of the Bahamas done to syncopated rhythms of drums, maracas, sticks, and improvised instruments …   English World dictionary

  • goombay — n. drum made of goatskin beaten with the hands; calypso music or dance related to the playing of goombay drums …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goombay — /goom bay, goohm /, n. the style of calypso music or rhythm popular in the Bahamas. [cf. Jamaican E gombay a drum, said to be < Kongo ngoma, nkumbi drum (or a cognate Bantu word)] * * * …   Universalium

  • goombay — [ gu:mbeɪ] noun W. Indian 1》 a goatskin drum played with the hands. 2》 (chiefly in the Bahamas) a festival of music and dance. Origin perh. from Kikongo ngoma, denoting a type of drum …   English new terms dictionary

  • goombay — ˈgu̇mˌbā, ˈgüm ,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: of Bantu origin; akin to Kongo nkumbi ceremonial drum, Tshiluba nkumbi drum : calypso music as developed in the Bahamas …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goombay Dance Band — Pays d’origine  Allemagne Genre musical Disco, pop Années d activité Depuis 1979 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Goombay Dance Band — Allgemeine Informationen Gründung 1979 Website http://www.goombaydanceband.net/ Grün …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Goombay Dance Band — The Goombay Dance Band was a German based band of the 1970s created by Oliver Bendt. The band is named after a small bay on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.Their music had a distinctive sound, a mixture of Caribbean soca or calypso and western… …   Wikipedia

  • List of number-one hits of 1980 (Germany) — This is a list of the German Media Control Top100 Singles Chart number ones of 1980. Issue Date Song Artist 4 January Maybe Thom Pace 11 January Maybe Thom Pace 18 January Sun of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band 25 January S …   Wikipedia


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