Monthly Archives: September 2012
We at Drumroots were lucky enough to work with eight musically talented pupils on their masters degree training course with Nordoff Robbins. This mixed group were not only great musicians but great fun to be around. Over the course of four separate two hour sessions held in the Royal Northern College of Music studios we taught, as well as games and exercises, a number of different traditional rhythms with accompaniments, breaks, solos, songs and dun-dun bass lines. This developed their West African drum playing skills to a high level whilst teaching drum circle leadership. (more…)
As the grand finale of the performance aspect Manchester based African Arts festival ‘We Face Forward’, Drumroots and Tanante members teamed up with some of the region’s top African musicians for a free public concert. The event in association with Band on The Wall, included a collection of performers. This unique set of musicians, through a mixture of bands, colleagues and friends, had never publicly performed together, so what better way to collaborate than by delivering a stage show on a busy September afternoon in the centre of Manchester city centre’s Picadilly Gardens. (more…)
Last week Drumroots were invited to lead an African djembe drumming session at the newly opened Green Acres social inclusion centre (part of Newall Green High School) in Wythenshawe. As we entered the brand new, very modern looking and spacious building the first thing we noticed was the smell of chocolate cake! Yes, the children had been working hard that morning baking the most delicious smelling cakes… (more…)
If you’re not based near us in Manchester or in the North-West, you can still make use of Drumroots top quality drum repair service, find some of the best quality djembes available and source spares for your drums.
If you’ve a drum that needs repairing send it to us via courier, and we’ll carefully assess what work needs doing and call you with advise with a quote or pricing options. Repairs take an average of one to two weeks to turn around from when we receive them, to be returned by courier. To read more about our repair service, visit our ‘repairs and skinning’ page.
We stock a wide range of djembes to suit different levels, if you’re interested in a new djembe, give us a call and we’ll advise you of our range and of the best instrument for you. (more…)