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It’s that time of year again! Beat-Herder 2014 is nearly upon us and our African drumming performance troupe ‘Tanante’ will be performing as ever in the Stumble Funk tent, this year at 9.30pm on the Sunday night. Our friends, the Stumble Funk crew have put together an awesome line up to contribute to this fantastic festival. We’re really pleased to have a Sunday evening set time and following last years well received show we can only raise the bar- we’re hard at work preparing an extra special stage show for you all with our special guest artist Sens Sagna! (more…)
Last month, the Drumroots team were invited to deliver a West African music performance at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014, hosted at the Manchester Central by NHS England. This prestigious event was to showcase and celebrate improvement in healthcare in this country and as a convergence of people at the cutting edge of innovative health care, and who have dedicated their careers to quality patient care. (more…)
Drumroots Summer Event for Mental Health Patients at the NHS 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust
Last month the Drumroots team enjoyed a series of workshops with the patients of the mental health department of the Hollins Park Hospital. The Therapeutic Activities Team of the 5 Boroughs Partnership called us in to deliver our drumming workshops with the patients and to prepare them for a summer performance event at the end of the short course. (more…)
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 and Sens Sagna 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…)
North Hartfordshire College is holding a free event to celebrate diversity in the community on Wednesday 13th February at the Stevenage Centre. We are proud to be a part of this fantastic community event and will be running three hour long African Djembe drumming workshops for all ages and abilities from 1pm until 4pm.
At the college there will be a chance to experience the multimedia art exhibition “Keeping Memories: The Rwandan Community in the UK exhibition.”
Throughout the day there will also be a whole host of other activities including dance performances and workshops run by Act One Arts Base which is a local, accessible dance organisation run by disabled and non-disabled people. (more…)
It’s taken a good few days to find the time to do a write up of this event, but the happy memories are as clear as yesterday as this weekend was something special. For some time, the Drumroots team have contemplated the idea of putting together a weekend away in a beautiful place, centred around West African drumming education and performance, but have never enough drive to get it together. Our friends at Kontaani, based in Macclesfield have shown us how it’s done! (more…)
It’s nearly a month since Drumroots Live, held at Manchester’s fine venue: The Platt Chapel. This charity event held was to raise money and give all proceeds to Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors Without Borders) for their work in helping bring aid to people affected in the current East-African crisis. For those who didn’t know or missed this event, a short recap:
As you no doubt know there has been and is a huge amount of difficulty and problems in East Africa. These problems are not only the cause of on-going conflict and mismanagement, but the addition of one of the worst droughts in the countries history. Though the relatively recent rains may have eased the drought at least, the problems continue and the on-going, compassionate work of groups and organisations bringing much needed aid to the affected areas are essential. (more…)
The Royal Northern College of Music realises that their students appreciate diverse musical experiences, complementing the classical style of learning on which RNCM’s reputation is built. Having worked for several years with RNCM, delivering short djembe projects for students and staff, our performance troupe Tanante were delighted to be invited to kick start the new term. The RNCM “Carnival” was a perfect place for students old and new to meet, and our rhythms added to the party atmosphere… (more…)
Drumroots Live! returns for a special charity event with a powerful showcase of live West African music and dance, bringing you spell binding performances from the diverse musical traditions of Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia and Ivory Coast. Join us and take positive action for East Africa – all proceeds to Medecins sans Frontieres.
Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) is an independent international humanitarian organisation delivering medial aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters in over 60 countries;
Friday 28 October, 6pm-12.30am
Platt Chapel, 186, Wilmslow Road,
Manchester, M14 5LL
Tickets £10 on the door.