Drummed Up African Drumming Links



marksdjembeblog.wordpress.com

marks djembe blog

Drummed Up teacher Mark Barfoot's blog around West African drumming in the north east of England. The blog contains articles about buying djembes and what to look for; links to teachers, groups and sellers; photos from Guinea and Gambia and information about rhythms and rhythm families.

 

 


hannabiell.com

hannabiell.com

Hannabiell & Midnight Blue is a melodic rhythm ensemble with a mixture of African drumming, reggae, jazz and funk that will make you dance all night. Drummed Up teacher Mark Barfoot is a member of the band, which draws big audiences wherever they perform.

 

 


simonwoodmusic.com

simonwoodmusic.com

Simon Wood is an old friend of Drummed Up - he set the group up and without him we wouldn't be here! Simon now runs community drum circles in Newcastle and also plays the hang drum.

 

 


iwant2create.co.uk

iwant2create.co.uk

Chris White is a professional photographer based in Newcastle. Chris has generously allowed us to use some of his brilliant photographs on the Drummed Up web site.

 

 


broadacrehouse.org.uk

broadacrehouse.org.uk

Broadacre House is Drummed Up's current base and is the home for charities, social action and creativity in the heart of Newcastle. It is a unique space blending working for positive social change with a creative thread and a collaborative way of working. Broadacre House is a meanwhile (temporary) project, turning an empty office block into a thriving community space.

 

 


remembering slavery

remembering slavery

Tyne & Wear museums 'Remembering Slavery' site documents their 2007 project to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British colonies. They have generously allowed us to use their films of the 'Freedom' performance and documentary on the Drummed Up web site.

 

 


drumsaloud.org

drumsaloud.org

Drums Aloud is based in Halesowen, Birmingham. They provide classes in djembé, dunun and sabar. Their main teacher is Nigel Sadler but they often have guest teachers including Nansady Keita and Iya Sako.

 

 


rhythmbridge.com

rhythmbridge.com

Rhythmbridge is run by Drummed Up's old friend Paul Dear. It offers beginner and intermediate drum classes plus community drum circles in the Hebden Bridge area.

 

 


famodoukonate.com

famodoukonate.com

Famoudou Konaté is a world-renowned virtuoso of the djembé drum. One of only a handful of initiated Masters of the Malinké drumming tradition, Famoudou is universally respected as one of the world’s premiere djembé Drum Masters.

 

 


mamadykeita.com

mamadykeita.com

Mamady Keita is a grand master of the djembé. Through sheer musical talent and personal conviction, he has managed over the course of his long career to spread the power and impact of African music throughout the world.

 

 


seckoukeita.com

seckoukeita.com

Seckou Keita is an outstanding djembé and kora player from the Casamance region of Senegal. He performs and teaches workshops throughout the UK.

 

 


iyasako.co.uk

iyasako.co.uk

Iya (pronounced "Eeya") Sako was born in Upper Guinea and is now resident in the UK and teaches traditional West African Malinké rhythms throughout the country.

 

 


west african drumming uk

west african drumming uk

The West African Drumming UK Yahoo Group has been running since 2005 and is probably the best source of information about African drumming events, workshops, courses and performances in the UK.

 

 

djembefola.com

djembefola.com

Djembefola.com is an international resource for the West African drum and dance community. It contains events listings and a very active forum plus articles and videos on rhythms, technique and culture.

 

 

drumroots.org.uk

drumroots.org.uk

Drumroots provides drum and dance classes in and around Manchester. They perform throughout the UK and beyond as 'Tanante' and their stunning peformances are well-worth seeing.

 

 

africandrumvillage.com

africandrumvillage.com

African Drum Village takes place every year in Scotland. It is a small, family-friendly festival catering for beginners through to advanced players. Lots of members of Drummed Up go every year and have a brilliant time.

 

 

karamba.co.uk

karamba.co.uk

Music Worldwide is the website for Drum Camp, which takes place every year in Norfolk. Drum Camp is the longest running drumming festival in the UK and offers workshops in drumming and percussion from around the world.