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Thanks from Drumroots for the Mamady Keita 2013 Weekend (Video)

A belated, but nevertheless massive thank you from Drumroots and Tanante to all involved in organizing the Mamady Keita Weekend 2013, last month. We had an awesome time at the event, really enjoyed being there and both supporting Iya Sako’s workshops and participating in Mamdy Keita’s. There was an ace vibe at the venue and it was excellent to see lots of old friendly faces that we haven’t seen for a while.
As for the evening’s entertainment; sadly we didn’t get to see much of the other acts, but Tanante with Iya Sako hugely enjoyed performing for you all. Thanks to everybody present who cheered, clapped, and danced to our music, and a massive thanks to our friends who joined us on stage for the end of our set. (more…)

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Drumroots support and Tanante to Perform at Mamady Keita 2013: West African Drum & Dance Weekend, 13th-14 April 2013

Drumroots are proud to announce that we will be supporting the upcoming Mamady Keita Weekend. The full weekend of workshops and performances surrounding the visit from the world’s most popular and celebrated djembe player, Mamady Keita is a huge event in the West African music scene’s calendar in this country, and all those who know and love West African drumming will be excited in making preparations for getting involved in this extra special weekend!  (more…)

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Mamady Keita Weekend 2012 CANCELED!

Mamady-Keita-Canceled-2012Due to the sad news that Mamady Keita was hospitalised though complications surrounding his known congestive heart disease, the MK2012 weekender has been entirely canceled, including the evening performance programme with Tanante with Iya Sako.

Like everyone we are very sad and shocked by this news and also disappointed that it cannot go ahead. Our thoughts and wishes are with Mamady, and hope he has a speedy recovery. Thanks to Djembeschool and all involved for organising the weekend and bad luck that all your efforts were thwarted by the affliction. We hope that you’re not dispirited and re-organise the event when Mamady returns to good health.
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Mamady Keita Weekend 2012 Confirmed: Tanante to perform with Iya Sako.

Despite the slow sales of ticket at first, in the early New Year things have picked up and the Mamady Keita Weekend Workshop 2012 and evening performance at Bristol’s DMAC (Dance, Music, Arts Collective) is now confirmed!  For those that don’t know, Madady Keita is the world’s most famous djembe player and teacher and we are lucky enough to have him visit the UK for a weekend of workshops this February. Furthermore, to celebrate the occasion, there will be a full evening of entertainment showcasing some of the best African drumming and dance acts in the country, including including Tolo Ko Tolo, Hamana and our very own Tanante with Iya Sako.
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Tanante to Perform at The Mamady Keita Weekend 2012.

This coming February the UK will see a return visit from a very special West African djembe fola, none other than Mamady Keita! It’s been a long time since he’s been on these shores and it’s a very special opportunity to learn djembe and dundun from Mamady, who is now widely regarded as one of the greatest teachers of traditional djembe music in the world. Organised by the good people down south at Djembeschool, this full weekend event will be hosted in Bristol, February 2012. Held at DMAC  (Dance, Music, Arts Collective), the weekend will consist of daytime 2.5 hour workshop sessions on Saturday and Sunday pitched at intermediate and advanced levels. On the Saturday night there will be a full performance programme with a line up including Tolo Ko Tolo, Hamana, Swedish dancer Sara Galan and our very own Tanante with Iya Sako. (more…)

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