Katumba’s mesmerising blend of drums and dance has taken them to a range of sporting events in the past including Twickenham Rugby Sevens, and drumming for Brazil F.C.’s World Cup celebrations following their victory against Croatia this year.
With a worldy fusion of UK big beat, Caribbean calypso and sizzling samba, the drumming band are known for getting any party started!
This will be Katumba’s first time at Anfield.
On being invited to open the Reds vs the Hammers, Katumba Co-Founder and Musical Director Ritchie Tunstall, said: “As a Liverpool-based group with drummers from all over the world we’re so excited to be representing Liverpool F.C. for their first match of the season! We’ve just returned from a monster drumming tour and can’t think of a better way to end such a great string of performances. What a fantastic gig to come home to!”
After a jam-packed tour across the UK, Sunday’s game will be Katumba’s first gig back in their home city. The Liverpool-based carnival band took their upbeat rhythms and captivating moves to a range of festivals and events across Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland this summer.
They are now taking bookings for 2019.
To book Katumba for your event, festival or private party, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full list of upcoming performances, click here.
Photo: Alan Henaghan