Tanante drumming & dance band

Drumroots' spectacular African drumming performance group!
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For events large or small

For any event, large or small, Drumroots can provide incredible, energetic performance. Whether you are looking for a short public demonstration, a grand finale to a day of workshops or a full blown stage show spectacular, we can cater for your needs. We are specialists in bringing the right drumming act for your event; if you need audience participation, a walking act for your carnival or to draw attention to you brand, something to get a party going or a powerful stage presence, we have it all. If you want the full works we appear the performance troupe ‘Tanante!’ 

Tanante means "Peace only!" in the Mandinka language and is the response to the greeting: "Cortanante?" to which the reply is "Tanante!"

Performing since 2003

Since 2003, the Drumroots performance group, Tanante, has performed to diverse audiences throughout the UK and beyond. Trained by master drummers in West Africa and the UK, Tanante regularly perform with drumming master Iya Sako from Guinea, high-energy African dancers, and appear with other guest African musicians playing flutes, koras (harps) and balalfons (xylophones).

Concerts, weddings & festivals

Performing Djembe and Dundun drums, melodious instrument and dance; Tanante’s high energy performances are incredibly exciting and invite dance and audience participation. Through their energy, abilities and spectacular showmanship Tanante have proved to be incredibly popular with delighted audiences at concerts, weddings, festivals, workshops and courses.

To book Tanante for your event, festival or celebration please go to Bookings.

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