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Goombay is a form of Bahamian music and a drum used to create it. The goombay drum is a membranophone with one goat skin head held between the legs and played with the hands or sticks.

Music of the Anglophone Caribbean
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Regional music
Local forms
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The goombay name has also evolved to become synonymous with local African-American music related to calypso. In The Bahamas, its most famous practitioner in modern times was Alphonso 'Blind Blake' Higgs, who performed at the Nassau International Airport for many years.[1]


DiscographyEdit

Bahamas Goombay 1951 - 1959 (Frémeaux et Associés FA5302, 2011) [2]

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References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Kaliss, Jeff. "Junkanoo and Sloop John B.". 2000. In Broughton, Simon and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie, James and Duane, Orla (Ed.), World Music, Vol. 2: Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific, pp 317-324. Rough Guides Ltd, Penguin Books. ISBN 1-85828-636-0
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