Drumroots Links

Friends of Drumroots & related links

Drumroots has made plenty of pals in Manchester and beyond, so check out these links to find out about the good people who are our friends!

Drum Music Drum Music is a collective. Drum music is a monthly nightclub event. Drum Music is the meeting of roots and dance music. Drum music aims to bring people together to be entertained, informed and inspired.

Drums Aloud This arts organisation brings West African drumming, dancing and culture to Birmingham, the Black Country and surrounding areas.

Eskimotion Music Composer, producer and musician James Kelly is also our favourite camera man and has produced several of our online videos.

Hamana Bjermakan Lemington Spa based group, with Vieux Bakayoko and NahiniDoumbia. Often appearing alongside Tanante they produce incredible ballet style drumming, song and dance shows.

Iya Sako Born in upper guinea and now resident in the UK. Iya is our Master djembe fola, friend and teacher who regularly works and performs with Tanante.

Jody Hartley Photography Manchester based photographer who specialises in live music photography

Kontaani Macclesfield based drumming group; excellent friends who we work with and offer us great support.

Namory Keita is our teacher and friend. He is the village djembe fola in Sangbaralla in Guinea and often spends time in the USA.

Nanasday Keita Djembe Master, nephew of FamadouKonate and dear friend who invited us to his village Sangbaralla in the North-East of Guinea.

Seckou Keita  Master drummer from Senegal, world-class teacher and charismatic performer.

Sens Sanga Offers some of the finest African dance workshops and performances in the UK and runs Dance holidays in Senegal.

SidikiDembele A multi-talented and highly experienced African musician from Ivory coast. Sidiki works and performs with Tanante playing Djembe, Balafon and Ngoni.

Namory Keita is our teacher and friend. He is the village djembe fola in Sangbaralla in Guinea and often spends time in the USA.

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