Goombay was named after our summer festivals celebrated yearly here in the in the Bahamas since 1974. It is a celebration of Bahamian dance, music, food, and culture and is a huge draw for tourists every year.
A popular instrument used in music in the Bahamas is a goat sheep drum that makes a very deep low sound. This low beat was described as a “Goom Bah” sound – hence the word Goombay was derived from the sound of the drum.
To all of our valued customers – due to the Bahamas Government latest emergency powers (covid-19) - all non-essential businesses are required to remain closed until the 31st March, 2020. Unfortunately this affects our mail order department directly and therefore we will not be able to process any orders until the 31st March, 2020. Our sincere apologies – we thank you for your patronage and understanding in these challenging times. Dismiss