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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!(more…)
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
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.