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Ever wanted to come to one of our African drumming gigs but can’t quite make it out until midnight? Well here is your opportunity to see us perform at 10 in the morning! Drumroots are proud to announce that we have been invited to Eatock primary school in Westhoughton, Bolton for their special African Beats launch event on Saturday 3rd February. We will be putting on an extra special performance with our professional drumming group ‘Tanante’. Not only will Tanante be featuring Iya Sako our master drummer from Guinea but we will also be inviting a surprise special guest all the way from East Africa too!
The Drumroots performance group, Tanante will be joining our good friends from Global Grooves on Sunday 14th January at the Vale in Mossley, to perform for a special Charity fundraising day of amazing West African Percussion workshops.
Here at Drumroots we are proud to announce that we have another brand new stock of top quality, professional, African djembe drums that have just arrived here from Guinea that are now available to buy. As well as our top of the range goat skin djembes, we have now introduced some truly awesome sounding calf skin djembes. All these drums are made of top quality hardwoods, beautifully carved and decorated and have been skinned with supreme skill and attention to detail by our colleagues in Conakry, Guinea.
Yes! 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. (more…)
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.
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! (more…)
After a very positive response the Drumroots African djembe drumming ‘beginners/warm up session’ is back! Every Tuesday night 6.30 pm – 7.30pm in addition to our regular 7.30pm – 9.30pm drumming class at the Union Chapel Fallowfield. These sessions will be slower paced than the regular class, and 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.
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.
Drumroots specialises in a range of African drumming workshops including corporate development and team building events sessions. Our team building sessions are designed to encourage groups of colleagues, new or old to integrate and more closely together using rhythm. The workshops can be tailored to suit a specific event or timetable to suit your conference of annual general meeting, and we can run workshops of over one hundred participants. We have run workshops for many organisations, such as the NHS, UK Sport and Centre Parks, all of whom have had an excellent experience and given us glowing feedback. Get in touch for more information or for a quote. (more…)
Drumroots are proud to introduce our brand new stock of professional African djembe drums. Built to our exacting requirements, this range of djembes are built from a range of quality African hard woods (Lenke, Balafon and Djalla), have the very best quality skins, rings and rope, and all skilfully carved by our friends in Guinea Conakry. On this occasion, the Drumroots team were able oversee this shipment of drums on our recent travels to West Africa and before they were shipped over by our Guinean colleagues. While observing work that goes into these special instruments, we were able to input some of the finer details of our specialist requirements of carving, skinning and finishing in order to bring you the very best djembes available. Our extra work and attention to detail on this shipment of drums was certainly a sound investment of time as we feel that this is the very best set of drums that we have ever received and we are extremely excited to show them off! (more…)