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African Drumming Workshops, Team Building, Performance & Training

It’s the beat of the heart; the pulse of the blood; the rhythm of life - a celebration of the spirit as old as mankind. Drumming is a powerful, potent and vital force that Drumroots has harnessed for education and entertainment, for self-expression and self-discovery. So whether you’re enjoying Drumroots for purpose or pleasure, whether you’re participating or listening, let Drumroots music steal into your soul, create energy - put a smile on your face and joy in your heart!

Based in Manchester, but operating nationwide and abroad, Drumroots is a drumming collective, workers cooperative that works closely with local communities, in education and in corporate development. In all these areas, we use the positive power of drumming to deliver real benefits to individuals and groups of widely diverse ages and backgrounds.

In addition, Drumroots performs extensively as the celebrated drumming and dance group Tanante, staging spectacular and colourful performances at concerts and clubs, festivals and workshops.

Comprising English and African musicians, Drumroots and Tanante are founded on the drumming and dance traditions of Guinea in West Africa. Focusing on the djembe, we also play other drums and ethnic instruments. Our repertoire embraces not only Guinea, but the whole West African region, celebrating its culture and music in joyous rhythms and electrifying performance

Center Parks

"Drumroots were amazing! Jamie and John graded the workshops perfectly for the patients. The staff and patients that attended had a brilliant time and there has been a high demand for their return since the event! Thank you!"
Emma Warren, NHS, Manchester


Center Parks

"Drumroots are inspirational. Within a short space of time, with the help of the Drumroots facilitators, we were able to play together and create powerful rhythms. In a corporate environment there is a huge value in understanding the message of the drums; energy, motivation, communication and teamwork. This was woven into our session, which was energising, fun and led to a great sense of achievement for everyone".
Centre Manager, Centre Parcs, UK


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  • Drumroots Djembe and Dundun class
    Manchester longest running West African Drumming class. This mixed-ability drop-in class...
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