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.
Katumba’s annual Halloween Parade saw a creepy collaboration of over 150 drummers, dancers and artists storm the streets of Liverpool!
Are you a street band, solo drummer or drumming troupe? Looking to add a ‘wow’ factor to your live performance? Katumba Masterclasses might just be perfect for you!
Katumba are not your typical samba band; our combination of Brazilian drums, deep electronics and a fat horn section fuses traditional samba-reggae and maracatu with funk, hip hop, and live drum ‘n’ bass.
Alongside an exciting performance programme, Katumba facilitate a wide range of drumming workshops for schools, community centres, private parties, businesses, corporate environments and other organisations across Merseyside and the North West.
Born and grown in Liverpool, Katumba is passionate about making a positive impact in the local community.
Whether it’s a one-off energiser or team building activity, specialist course, music/dance development session, large group workshop or one to one tuition; Katumba are passionate about delivering a creative, professional and engaging experience for everyone involved!
Not only are our schools drumming workshops energetic and fun, but also offer a multi-cultural experience full of cross-curricular learning. Languages, geography, music, maths and science are just some of the subjects our experienced facilitators delve into, topped off with a huge amount of exhilarating drumming!
Our energetic drumming band is 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!