Goombay Life World Music

Goombay Life World Music (“Goombay,” the Bantu word meaning “rhythm”) was established in 2001 and owns over 1,000 songs (masters and copyrights) from the 1940’s through the 1970’s including Caribbean Calypso, Haitian, Panamanian, Costa Rican, Columbian, Cuban and much more. Goombay Life owns original LPs, 45s, single jackets and artist photos which can be used to promote the authenticity of repackaged products.

Artists in the Goombay Life Catalog

These fine artists from the Caribbean and Central America have created an extraordinary legacy. We now invite you to experience these intriguing musical works whose feel, rhythm, instrumentation and vocal style will take you to another time and place. The Goombay Life World Music catalog is an "historical amusement park of sounds" for not only the quintessential music lover but also the casual listener who's just looking for a vibe.

Andre Toussaint

Calypso Eddie

Lord Composer

Calypso Mama

Leslie Scott & Irene Williams

George Symponette

Blind Blake

Lucho Azcarraga

Also featuring...

The Mighty Panther, Ronnie Prophet, Juan Mercadal, Zanzibar, Margarita Escala, and Juan Miguel


We currently have two samplers available on the site for your listening pleasure:

Caribbean Sampler
Latin Sampler



The Goombay Life World Music catalog is now available for licensing. Check out our partners to see who has already jumped on the goombay ride.