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

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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

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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

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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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Drumroots Team building sessions for Birkenhead 6th form college

Posted in Team building Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » 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!

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Tanante to Perform at Beat-Herder Festival 2015

Posted in Previous Performances Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » 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.

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Kontaani Drumfest 22nd May-24th 2015

Posted in Previous Performances Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » Date: 22nd May-24th May 9.30pm Saturday Night
Venue: Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre View Google Map
Price: See Website
For details: See Website
Website: Click here

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The Brothers Tour 13th June 2015

Posted in Previous Performances Posted on by Jamie Riley | Leave a comment » Date: 13th June 2015 7.30pm
Venue: The Fletcher Hall, Vicarage Road, Swinton Gr Manchester M27 0WA View Google Map
Price: £8 per head
For details: [email protected]
Website: Click here

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