Author Archives: Jamie Riley
Drumroots are excited to announce that our brand new stock of professional, African djembe drums are now available to buy. It’s been a while since we began the process of ordering our new range of djembes, but they were well worth the wait. Each drum has been skilfully crafted by our colleagues in Conakry, Guinea, using a range of African hard woods (Lenke, Hare and Djalla) and only the best quality skins, rings and rope. (more…)
It’s not often you would hear the sound of more than sixty African drums being played together in a school in Cheadle Hulme, Manchester. However, once a year, the Drumroots team bring their authentic instruments to St James’ Catholic High School to give the pupils a taste of African culture. (more…)
What’s the best way to give your staff members a truly memorable and uplifting experience? Ask any of the employees at Birkenhead Sixth Form College, who were brought together from different departments for a one hour Drumroots team building workshop. Returning for the second year in a row the staff knew exactly what to expect. Some of the participants were so keen, they were at the doors itching to get their hands on a drum before we had even set up! (more…)
It’s that time of year again! Beat-Herder 2015 is nearly upon us and our African drumming performance troupe ‘Tanante’ will be performing as ever in the Stumble Funk tent, this year at 6.30pm on the Sunday evening.
Our friends, the Stumble Funk crew have put together an awesome line up to contribute to this fantastic festival.
This year be sure not to miss a performance by our favourite traditional Senegalese/Afrobeat group The Kajamor Family on the Saturday afternoon. (more…)
If you’re organising a corporate team building event and you’re trying to think of ways to keep your delegates on their toes, then we would definitely recommend taking a leaf out of Macmillan Cancer Support‘s book! We had great fun being accomplices in their secret plan to surprise their staff yesterday, at the conference centre of the Radisson Blu hotel in Manchester. (more…)
After a very positive response the Drumroots African djembe drumming ‘beginners/warm up session’ is back! Every Tuesday night 6.30 pm – 7.30pm in addition to our regular 7.30pm – 9.30pm drumming class at the Union Chapel Fallowfield. These sessions will be slower paced than the regular class, and more focused on technique which will be ideal for beginners to learn the basics, good for experienced players wishing to further their skills in a more relaxed environment and great for advanced players to have a warm up before the normal class starts.