Category Archives: African Dance Workshops
After a short break for summer, Louis Pierre is back with his uplifting, high-energy West African dance classes, with live African drumming!
Date: Every Saturday from 16th October 2021
Venue: Birch Community Centre, Brighton Grove, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5JT
Booking: To book your place call: 07519 470794
Louis is a fantastic teacher. He breaks the routines down into easy to follow steps, so even complete dance novices can have a go, but also provides a level of challenge for more experienced dancers. His positive energy is infectious and will leave you buzzing at the end of each session! Generally, the class is a real mix of ages, experience & cultures and is a very warm and welcoming community to all.
Please read the Covid guidelines (see below) before attending.
Ever wanted to come to one of our African drumming gigs but can't quite make it out until midnight? Well here is your opportunity to see us perform at 10 in the morning! Drumroots are proud to announce that we have been invited to Eatock primary school in Westhoughton, Bolton for their special African Beats launch event on Saturday 3rd February. We will be putting on an extra special performance with our professional drumming group 'Tanante'. Not only will Tanante be featuring Iya Sako our master drummer from Guinea but we will also be inviting a surprise special guest all the way from East Africa too!
As part of our 10th birthday celebration we would like to offer a very special workshop with our friend Jokeh Sillah. A world class artist who has choreographed many West African performance troupes. Jokeh has a wealth of choreography knowledge and can work wonders with a group of students. Her workshops, which will be supported by drummers from Tanante are always welcoming and encouraging yet fast paced, inspiring and exciting! Don't hesitate to book your tickets for the gig to see what surprises she has up her sleeve for the evening performance... (more…)
Early in the autumn, The British Council in Sudan asked Drumroots to be a part of The Festival of the Nile. West Africa has been so successful in popularising it's traditional music around the world and our friend from the British Council, Mustafa, wanted to use this success as an inspiring example to encourage the youth of Sudan to engage with their cultural roots. Although we knew that we would be performing and leading workshops to celebrate traditional African music, little did we know what incredible experiences were in store for us during the week ahead.