Monthly Archives: July 2011

Newly arrived Djembes and Skins from Guinea

Lye Konate Carved Djembe ShellWe are very excited to receive a new shipment of Djembes and Skins from Guinea Conakry. Our good friends in Conakry have sent an order to our specific requirements and excelled themselves; so to add to our already wide range of top end Djembes, we’ve been supplied with some of the best looking Djembe shells we’ve ever seen. Made from the best quality dark, hardwood Lenke, the drum bowl and flutes have been intricately carved with beautiful designs by the hands of the infamous Lye Konate. When skinned to our highest standards using the best quality metal, rope and goat or cow skins, these drums will be the some of the best available... (more…)

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Drumroots at Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths LogoOne of Manchester's finest old buildings; Victoria Baths. For a special open day just for children and parents, the Drumroots Team were invited to lead drop in style African Drumming workshop in the huge space of the beautiful Victorian baths. (more…)

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Diene Sagna’s Wednesday Classes Break for Summer

Our Senegalese dancing friend Diene Sagna's regular Wednesday evening dance classes have now stopped for summer. While playing alongside Sidiki Dembele, we’ve really enjoyed supporting these classes. Diene makes them fun and energetic for both dancers and drummer alike...


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Drumroots at Altringham Grammar School For Boys

Altringham Grammar School LogoJamie Riley and I were asked back to Altringham Grammar School for Boys to teach three long drumming lessons. We were able take the attentive students though Djembe technique in detail, teach traditional African rhythms, orchestrate long ballet arrangements and allow them to express themselves with improvised solo. We really enjoyed the day and look forward returning in the future.

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New African drumming workshops coming soon

Djembe workshopsAs well as our regular Tuesday drum and dance classes, we will very soon be running one off workshops focusing on djembe solo and advanced drumming classes for those looking to take their djembe and dundun skills to the next level. Venue, dates and details coming soon.

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Tanante in the recording studio

Salford University LogoLast week, Tanante spent a day full day in the Salford University Recording Studios working with Salford University student Andy Garvey and Louis Sweeting from Manchesters Longshot and Drum Music Collectives. (more…)

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