Monthly Archives: August 2013
The Drumroots performance team with friends and guest artists recently enjoyed a succession of fantastic gigs at this summer’s Pride festivals across the country. Once again working for Nando’s we have so far been a part of Pride parades in Blackpool, Newcastle, Liverpool and Leeds. For these events we take to the streets carrying our drums for high energy walking performance to bring joy, rhythm and movement to the crowds of thousands joining in the carnival, and yet more as entertained bystanders. Accompanied by the enthusiastic Nandos staff bearing masks and banners, as well as a dancing chicken, we make quite a spectacle of ourselves as we get involved in the festivities. (more…)
As part of our on-going working relationship with the Nando’s family, we were recently invited to perform at their staff only event; The Nando’s Grill Off. The event was the national final of a competition where by teams of Nando’s staff compete with their colleagues from other restaurant branches to cook the very best grilled chicken. It seems to us that the Nando’s staff really know how to have a good time! As they arrived, they all seemed in the mood for a fun evening, turning up with costume, props and even chants to support their own branch and designated cook who was to represent them on the grill. The prize was to travel to Sydney, Australia to complete in the Nando’s international Grill Off! (more…)
We at Drumroots have had many years of working in schools to gather a wealth of experience of run to run exciting and inclusive African drumming and dance workshops and get the most out of children and young people from all backgrounds and from broad demographic boundaries. Until recently we have relied on only the powerful tool of word of mouth, as well as printed testimonials to allow other people to know how effective, uplifting and beneficial our work with children and young people in schools can be. However, keeping up with the times and acknowledging the importance on online media and resources, as well receiving more and more requests from school teachers wishing to see what can be achieved through our workshops, before inviting us into their school or centre, led us to produce this video. (more…)
We have very much enjoyed our recent work for the Beechwood Cancer Care group. Based in Stockport, Beechwood Cancer Care is a charity who works to support both patients and all those who are affected by cancer, disease or loss. We have made two trips to the charity’s HQ to deliver African drumming workshops is their peaceful and attractive garden space.