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2017 summer festivals and gigs.

Posted in African Drumming Workshops, Festivals, Tanante Performance Group Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » sens solfest 2Well, here at Drumroots HQ, we are more than a little bit excited about our forthcoming performances, so we thought we’d share a few details of what we’ve got lined up this summer. Feast your eyes on this lovely list of musical happenings…

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Drum music winter solstice party 16th December 2016

Posted in Tanante Performance Group Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » drummusic1Yes! That's right folks! Since the birthday reunion you've begged us for more, and we had no choice but to listen! So we're going back to the Attic (aka The Zombie Shack) for a winter solstice party ina Drum Music style! We invite you to come together again and join us back at our old home with our West African drumming performance group 'Tanante' playing a powerful and high energy set and all the resident DJs' spinning some of those classic tracks from back in the day.

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Tanante Return to Perform at Drum Music’s 11th Birthday! | Fri 16th September 2016 | The Zombie Shack, Manchester

Posted in Tanante Performance Group Posted on by John Tullo | Leave a comment » Drum Music Logo

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!

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Tananate to Perform at Solfest 2016 | 26-28th August | Cumbria

Posted in Festivals, Tanante Performance Group Posted on by John Tullo | Leave a comment » Solfest 1Drumroots 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!

 

 

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Djembe and Dun-dun workshop with Iya Sako | 16th April 2016 | NEW ISLINGTON MILL

Posted in African Drumming Workshops Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » As part of our 10th birthday celebration we would like to offer a very special workshop with our friend and world renowned djembe master Iya Sako! Expect some beautiful traditional Guinean rhythms and a patient and encouraging teaching style. Workshops will be supported by Tanante members and will give students the opportunity to learn both the djembe and the dun duns (bass drums). Also don't miss the gig in the evening to see Iya doing his thing on stage... a genuine world class percussionist, you will not be dissapointed!

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West African Dance Workshop with Jokeh Sillah | 16th April 2016 |NEW ISLINGTON MILL

Posted in African Dance Workshops Posted on by John Tullo | Leave a comment » 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...

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DRUMROOTS 10TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! | 16th April 2016 | ISLINGTON MILL

Posted in Tanante Performance Group Posted on by John Tullo | Leave a comment » Drumroots presents a spectacular showcase of live, World music and drumming from diverse musical traditions to celebrate 10 years of Drumroots history.

SAT 16TH APRIL 2016, 7.30 – 1AM
ISLINGTON MILL, JAMES ST, SALFORD, M3 5HW
£10 TICKETS OTD

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Drumroots in Sudan at the Festival of the Nile

Posted in African Dance Workshops, African Drumming Workshops, Festivals, Uncategorized Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment »
Early in the autumn, The British Council
in Sudan asked Drumroots to be a part of The Festival of the Nile. West Africa has been so successful in popularising it's traditional music around the world and our friend from the British Council, Mustafa, wanted to use this success as an inspiring example to encourage the youth of Sudan to engage with their cultural roots. Although we knew that we would be performing and leading workshops to celebrate traditional African music, little did we know what incredible experiences were in store for us during the week ahead.

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Drumroots New Pro Djembe Range

Posted in Drums for Sale, Uncategorized Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » 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.

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Year 7 drumming workshops St James Catholic High School

Posted in African Drumming Workshops Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » 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.

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