Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tanante with Iya Sako at The Times Presents; Destinations, The Holiday and Travel Show

Drumroots are proud to announce that we are to be part of this year’s; The Times presents: Destinations, The Holiday & Travel Show. Being held in Manchester for the first time, The Times have invited our West African drumming performance group, Tanante with friend and guest artist djembe player Iya Sako to appear as part of the events entertainment on the World Entertainment Stage. The Show will be held at Events City, Manchester from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of January 2012; Tanante and Iya will be performing every day for the duration. Performance times for Tanante are below, but further details, plus all the other acts due to perform at the show can be found on the World Entertainment Stage page. (more…)

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Drumroots Djembe Class is Back for 2012.

Dundun and Djembe ImageAfter a well deserved Christmas break the drumroots team are back with Manchester's longest running West African drumming class. These mixed ability workshops are suitable for total beginners right through to advanced djembe players. The year will start with a run of workshops focusing on Malinke rhythms from the North East of Guinea specifically Kouroussa and Sanbaralla, home of Famoudou Konate one of the worlds most renowned djembe masters. For 2012  we will see more classes focused on the dun duns and with even more support from the members of the performance group Tanante. African dance classes with Sens Sagna are back too. Learn choreography, solo dance and traditional Senegalese songs in this fun and friendly environment. Again with support from Tanante. A great way to learn African culture and keep fit!
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