Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kontaani Drum Weekend; Drumroots Workshops and Tanante Performance

Our good friends of the Kontaani group have organised a whole weekend of drumming workshops and performances. The workshops (some of which will be run by us!) will be pitched at different levels to suit all. On Saturday night there will be a full program of entertainment with performances including Kontaani’s own performance group and Tanante with special guest artist Iya Sako. For non-drummers there will be a whole host of other activities to look forward to. We’re really looking forward to this event and it’ll be a great weekend away for all. For more info get in touch or contact the Kontaani crew directly. Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm (more…)

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Drumroots African Drumming Course at The Zion Arts Centre; Performance Showcase (Video)

We have now completed our six week African drumming course at The Zion Arts Centre! The course was oversubscribed with enthusiastic students of a very broad range of experience and ability. This presented us with one of the most challenging but eventually rewarding courses we have ever run. With a combination of hard work by our students, and us carefully selecting the pieces we chose to teach, as well as how far to push our students, and putting them on parts where they seemed most suited and comfortable; the music progressed well and eventually we ended up a tight and polished performance group just in time! (more…)

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