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GOOMBAY KIDS

What to know: Terrific And Funny Movie! Great Creativity, Culture.
GOOMBAY KIDS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-18
22 minutes
VIDEO
STEPHANIE NIHON
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Goombay Kids is a terrific and funny movie! I like the creativity of the show, especially when the kids make their own costumes that are related to their culture. I also like the historical backstory, told by the daughter of the Godfather of Junkanoom, which makes it more realistic. The lighthearted music lends another enjoyable aspect to it.

The story follows three best friends who find themselves transported back in time to 1720 and are captured by pirates and undergo quite an adventure at Camp Goombay. They learn the Bahamian culture and a legend that revives Junkanoo.

The story is very well organized. The kids see costumes and become curious about what they are. They listen to the tales that Mama Dio reveals and then build their own costume to celebrate their ancestors. The camerawork is quite good. I especially enjoyed the close-ups of the costumes, which show us the exquisite details of the costumes. The Bahamian location is charming and beautiful. I was ready to hop on a plane to go visit. The background music, which features lighthearted island music enhances the fun and educational component of the film. The main character, Ariel, who initially detests the idea of going to a party celebrating their ancestry, changes into someone who enjoys creating costumes and actually enjoys going to the party. Hats off to the costume design by Two Valley Boys Junkanoom Group, whose contribution stands out!

The take-away from this film is, "Be proud of your heritage!" We can all use that; wherever our people are from.

I give Goombay Kids 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18. Reviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

Goombay Kids is a terrific and funny movie! I like the creativity of the show, especially when the kids make their own costumes that are related to their culture. I also like the historical backstory, told by the daughter of the Godfather of Junkanoom, which makes it more realistic. The lighthearted music lends another enjoyable aspect to it.

The story follows three best friends who find themselves transported back in time to 1720 and are captured by pirates and undergo quite an adventure at Camp Goombay. They learn the Bahamian culture and a legend that revives Junkanoo.

The story is very well organized. The kids see costumes and become curious about what they are. They listen to the tales that Mama Dio reveals and then build their own costume to celebrate their ancestors. The camerawork is quite good. I especially enjoyed the close-ups of the costumes, which show us the exquisite details of the costumes. The Bahamian location is charming and beautiful. I was ready to hop on a plane to go visit. The background music, which features lighthearted island music enhances the fun and educational component of the film. The main character, Ariel, who initially detests the idea of going to a party celebrating their ancestry, changes into someone who enjoys creating costumes and actually enjoys going to the party. Hats off to the costume design by Two Valley Boys Junkanoom Group, whose contribution stands out!

The take-away from this film is, "Be proud of your heritage!" We can all use that; wherever our people are from.

I give Goombay Kids 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18. Reviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

Magic breathes life between myth and reality on the Goombay kids island adventures! The three best friends find theirselves transported back in time to 1720 and captured by pirates, run into magical folklore experiences at Camp Goombay, discover the lost city of Atlantis, learn the legend of Junkanoo and all while learning about culture and history.
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