Monthly Archives: October 2013
After a long break from performing, our troupe Tananate are back! We will be performing along with our old friend and awesome Dundun player, Ibrou Somah. Appearing at Saturday Night Alive @ The Zombie Shack (formally The Attic, under Oxford Road Station) we are being brought in to rock this increasingly popular club night. As this is a Halloween special we’re expecting the crowds to arrive on mass and we’ll be providing hypnotic, haunting and heavy rhythms for you all to lurch, thrash and freak out to. We’re all looking forward to this one and promise it’s gonna be a set to remember. See you there. (BTW, ITS FREE!!!!!!) (more…)
Drumroots are proud to introduce our brand new djembe range for Autumn 2013. We are exceptionally excited to add to our range with some exciting new styles of djembes, made from a range of African woods. As well as our top of the range and renowned Lye Konate (LK: infamous Guinean djembe carver) Lenke djembes, we have now introduced some exceptionally beautiful Harre (Balafon Wood) and Djalla (Red Wood) djembes. All these drums are made of top quality hardwood, LK carved and have been skinned with supreme skill and attention to detail. (more…)
One of our regular and much valued clients, Nordoff Robbins invited us back to deliver an African drumming workshop and training session for their students. Nordoff Robbins are a charity based organisation who specialise in music therapy in order to make a positive difference to vulnerable children and adults.
We have been selected to work with Nordoff Robbins regularly due to our extensive experience in working with people from challenging backgrounds, those with special needs and those to who would really benefit from the therapeutic qualities of playing music. (more…)
As part of the BBC’s Summer of Wildlife, Heaton Park hosted Manchester’s very own Festival of Nature. It was a free, fun packed family day with a whole host of wildlife activities including Creepy Crawly Roadshow, bug hunting, fishing, falconry, arts and crafts, storytelling and of course Drumroots were there to provide uplifting African drumming workshops and performances. One of the main highlights of the event was a special guest appearance from Naomi Wilkinson from CBBC’s Wild who spent the whole day taking part in all the fantastic activities. (more…)