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Sidiki Dembele Workshop @ Z Arts 3rd May 2014 (Video)

Following on from the success of our recent weekend workshops, Drumroots is pleased to announce we will be running a workshop for our friend, collaborator and awesome djembe teacher, Sidiki Dembele. Sidiki, from the Ivory Coast is one of the country’s top djembe players, regularly appearing not only with our own performance group Tanante but with other groups country and worldwide, including the mighty Ballet Nimba. Sidiki is an outstanding performer whose energy and charisma is clear to see in his unique teaching style contributing to the excellent reputation of his renowned and exciting workshops. (more…)
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Iya Sako Workshop @ Z-Arts 19th April 2014 (Video)

We're back for another special workshop led by African djembe master, Iya Sako from Guinea. Iya is an incredibly powerful djembe player who has an encouraging and gentle teaching style and is in high demand for concerts and performances throughout the UK. These sessions have become popular and well attended regular workshops at the Z Arts centre, Manchester. Iya’s unique, patient and encouraging teaching style allows djembe and dundun players of all levels to gain a huge amount of enjoyment and fun from the workshops whilst all being adequately pushed through their paces every time. (more…)
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New Tanante Demo 2014 Tracks are Now Online

It’s been a long time since we put some new studio recordings out there and these ones have been ‘in the can’ for quite some time, but finally we are pleased to release three brand new Tanante demo tracks for 2014. The three tracks; Mendiani, Djaa and Dununba, were first recorded over two years ago with our techno man and studio wizard Andy Garvey. In the first session, Tananate along with special guest artists Iya Sako, Sidiki Dembele and Baba Galle laid down live tracks, which we then more recently added the vocals to and finally mixed them down, all at Studio Z (Z Arts Centre). (more…)
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Drumroots Workshops with Iya Sako at Z-Arts Manchester: 15th Feb 2014

After the great success of our recent workshop, led by djembe player Iya Sako, we are back for the next installment.  Iya will return to The Z-Arts Centre in Manchester to be supported by the Drumroots team for a special African Djembe and Dundun class. For those who weren’t at the last workshop or who have never attended an Iya Sako workshop, you really need to come along this time! Iya one of the country’s top African drummers, and also is an encouraging and inspiring teacher. (more…)
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Drumroots African Djembe Drumming Workshop with Iya Sako 7th December 2013

Drumroots are proud to announce the first in a new series of djembe and dundun classes. The sessions will be aimed at players who already have some experience and understanding of African drumming and technique. The first of these classes will be led by African djembe master, Iya Sako from Guinea. Iya is an incredibly powerful djembe player who has an encouraging and gentle teaching style and is in high demand for concerts and performances throughout the UK. (more…)
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Drumroots Team Building Workshop for Common Purpose at Z-Arts

Common Purpose LogoThe Drumroots workshop team recently ran a workshop for some forty students who were about to complete a course in leadership ran by an organisation called Common Purpose. The workshop was held by Z Arts (formally Zion Arts Centre) as part of their programme to host a growing number of team building and corporate workshops. (more…)

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