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Tanante Return to Perform at Drum Music’s 11th Birthday! | Fri 16th September 2016 | The Zombie Shack, Manchester
Since they each were very first established over a decade ago, Drumroots and the Drum Music collective have been in collaboration, and our Tanante performance troupe have always been there bringing powerful live traditional West African music to add to the party. These club nights have always been full of fun, energy and good vibes. Make sure you don’t miss this one off event in celebration for Drum Music’s 11th Birthday at our old haunt, The Zombie Shack (formally The Attic)!
Go to the Drum Music Facebook page for more info or to let us that know you’re coming to join the party!
Drumroots are delighted to announce that our performance group Tanante are now confirmed to be performing this year at the awesome Solfest. This great festival has a fantastic line up, in which Tanante with guest artists will be delivering a performance on the main stage on Sunday at 5pm. Please see their website for full details and ticket information. Hope to see you all there!
As part of our 10th birthday celebration we would like to offer a very special workshop with our friend Jokeh Sillah. A world class artist who has choreographed many West African performance troupes. Jokeh has a wealth of choreography knowledge and can work wonders with a group of students. Her workshops, which will be supported by drummers from Tanante are always welcoming and encouraging yet fast paced, inspiring and exciting! Don’t hesitate to book your tickets for the gig to see what surprises she has up her sleeve for the evening performance… (more…)
SAT 16TH APRIL 2016, 7.30 – 1AM
ISLINGTON MILL, JAMES ST, SALFORD, M3 5HW
£10 TICKETS OTD
After a well-deserved X-mas break our African djembe troupe Tanante are back playing live in Manchester city centre on Friday 9th January 2015 at the awesome club night ‘SORTED party’ @ Kraack Gallery – 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DB.
A huge thank you from Tanante and Drumroots to all involved in organising the Hexham abbey festival of music and arts last week, we had a fantastic time at the Abbey in Northumberland. We really loved the African drumming workshop for the local school children in the Afternoon, it had a fun vibe and we were particularly impressed with all the talented young people from Hexham! As for the evening concert, Tanante hugely enjoyed performing with our guest artists; Iya Sako, Sidiki Dembele, Sens Sagna, Jokeh Silla and Babba Galle Kante in such an awesome sounding and looking building, it really was pleasure to play in, and a truly amazing experience. (more…)
The Drumroots team recently enjoyed a day leading African drumming workshops at the wonderful Clifton primary school. We started the day with an interactive performance for the whole school, encouraging the audience to join in with singing and clapping. We then proceeded to work our way through each class starting with the very young children in reception.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the power of West African drumming from within one of the country’s most sacred and resonant spaces?
Time: Beginners/warm-up class – 6.30 pm -7.30 pm
Main class – 7:30 pm 9:30pm
Venue: Union Chapel, 2a Wellington Road (off Wilbraham Road), Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6EQ. View Google Map
Beginners/ Warm up class: £5 (£4 concession)
Main class: £6 (£5 Concession)
Both classes: £7 (£6 Concession)
+ £1 drum hire (or bring your own)
For details: Contact us on 0161 408 5270/ [email protected]
Beginners/ Warm-up session: These sessions will be slower paced than the main class, 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.
Main class: Manchester longest-running West African Drumming class. This mixed-ability drop-in class is good for beginners and experienced players – and at the start of each month, we begin a new rhythm, giving participants the opportunity to learn both djembe and dun dun. We teach basic accompaniments, bass lines, arranged breaks and solo material, plus traditional African songs, working as a group towards an overall understanding of the music.
It’s that time of year again! Beat-Herder 2014 is nearly upon us and our African drumming performance troupe ‘Tanante’ will be performing as ever in the Stumble Funk tent, this year at 9.30pm on the Sunday night. Our friends, the Stumble Funk crew have put together an awesome line up to contribute to this fantastic festival. We’re really pleased to have a Sunday evening set time and following last years well received show we can only raise the bar- we’re hard at work preparing an extra special stage show for you all with our special guest artist Sens Sagna! (more…)