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Liverpool’s renowned drumming and movement group

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KATUMBA is Liverpool’s colourful drumming group with over 80 drummers and counting!


Vibrant Performances

Range from an energetic 8-piece to a massive roaming carnival! We are not your typical samba band; we also work with brass and electronics to fuse traditional samba bateria with drum and bass, hip hop, and heaps of funk! Our unique blend of drums and dance has led us to perform at some of the biggest festivals around the globe including Africa Oyé, Brazilica, Amsterdam Carnival and Recife Carnival, Brazil. Our band also performs at charity fundraisers and sporting events, drumming for Everton FC and Twickenham Rugby Sevens to name a few.


We are passionate about working with the local community, and welcome people from all walks of life into our family. Our free drumming and dance project BEAT IT, partners with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium to encourage good health and wellbeing across Merseyside.


KATUMBA facilitate energiser and education workshops across Merseyside and the North West. Our diverse team of teachers and facilitators are highly skilled in education and performance, and have led workshops in schools, community centres and corporate environments across the UK and worldwide. To bring KATUMBA into your school, workplace or other organisation, contact us at bookings@katumba.co.uk


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