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We are raising money for our trusty van which delivers us and our hefty drums to community rehearsals, youth and school workshops, performances and fundraisers up and down the country. Donate and find out more in our news section, and help us get our van back on the road!
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Welcome
Katumba is a drumming group in Liverpool. With over 80 trained drummers from all over the globe, KATUMBA champions diversity and multiculturalism through our powerful music and dance.
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Performance
Vibrant performances range from an energetic 8 piece to a massive roaming carnival! Our colossal sound fills the streets and biggest festival stages, all topped off with spectacular dance choreography!
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Community
Whether it’s through vibrant public performances, inspiring workshops, or our weekly drumming and movement classes open to all; we love to bring people together.
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Workshops
Our fantastic team of experienced teacher / facilitators are highly skilled and have led classes from early years to professional level around the UK and worldwide.
Created by Musical Director Ritchie Tunstall (founder of Batala Liverpool), and native Brazilian Movement Director Juliana Landim, KATUMBA is a community-focused drumming project with an inclusive ethos and hybrid sound.

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Carnivals & Parades

Available to hire for carnivals, parades, festivals, weddings, private parties, sporting events and charity fundraisers across the UK. We also collaborate with samba dancers, fire artists, acrobats, and everything in between to make your event an unforgettable one!

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Schools

Not only are our schools workshops energetic and fun, but also offer a multi-cultural experience full of cross-curricular learning. Languages, geography, maths and science are just some of the subjects our experienced facilitators delve into, topped off with a huge amount of exhilarating drumming!

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Workshops

Whether it’s a one-off energiser or team building activity, specialist course, large group workshop or one to one tuition, Katumba are passionate about delivering a creative, professional and engaging experience for everyone involved!

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Clubnights & Stage Shows

Available to hire for festivals, weddings, private parties, club nights, sporting events and charity fundraisers across the UK. We also collaborate with samba dancers, fire artists, acrobats, and everything in between to make your event an unforgettable one!

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About Us
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The Band

Vibrant performances range from an energetic 8 piece to a massive roaming carnival!

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Community

Born and grown in Liverpool, Katumba is passionate about making a positive impact in the local community.

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Beat It

BEAT IT is a Liverpool based health and wellbeing drumming project run by Katumba and the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium.

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Workshops & Education

Alongside an exciting performance programme, Katumba facilitate a wide range of workshops for schools, community centres, private parties, businesses, corporate environments and other organisations across the North West.

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Upcoming Events
KATUMBA Manchester Revolucion de Cuba Party 2017

Revolucion De Cuba, Manchester

Sat 26 May 2018 @ 21:00

Katumba Show Band, Saturday 26th May @ Revolucion De Cuba, Manchester

d-craw
Amazing! Lost for words at how good they are as a group and look forward to planning something special very soon with drumming at the heart of Liverpool.
David Thomas Crawley, It's Liverpool

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Liscard Primary
Their passion and excitement in their job was evident throughout and really helped the children to become excited about the whole morning and Samba culture. We would definitely recommend a workshop or event with this company! Thanks Leigh, Juliana and Richie!
Sarah Van Woerdekom, Teacher, Liscard Primary School

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stroke
It has been incredible! The sessions have helped them [Stroke Survivors] so much: their memory retention, their cognitive capacity and it's just been so much fun for them!
Kate Charles, Head of Stroke Support (North), Stroke Association

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middlefield
They have complimented our music provision and allowed children to compose and perform music in an enjoyable and fun atmosphere. […] They have worked successfully with a wide range of children, including those with SEN and challenging behaviour. I highly recommend them.
David Potter, Headteacher , Middlefield Primary School, Liverpool

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pathar
I absolutely love being part of this band. Friendship, fun, amazing gigs, social events, raising money for charity. What more could you want, we sound amazing too. I would also like to thank Katumba for being part of our recent celebrations.
Patricia Harland, Katumba Member

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Absolutely amazing , they definitely bring the party and smash the party. Can't wait to have them again!
David Fogg, Revolucion De Cuba, Belfast

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