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.
Music, dance, vibrancy and so much love… What a fantastic day we had opening our newly refurbished community arts and culture hub, right in the centre of Liverpool
Saturday 24th November drumming band Katumba open doors to Liverpool’s newly refurbished community arts and culture hub, right in the heart of Toxteth.
Katumba’s annual Halloween Parade saw a creepy collaboration of over 150 drummers, dancers and artists storm the streets of Liverpool!
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.
Katumba facilitate a wide range of drumming workshops for schools, community centres, private parties, businesses, corporate environments and other organisations.
Born and grown in Liverpool, Katumba is passionate about making a positive impact in the local community.
We are passionate about delivery our workshops in one-off team building activities,music/dance development sessions, large group workshops or one to one tuition and more.
Not only are our schools drumming workshops energetic and fun, but also offer a multi-cultural experience full of cross-curricular learning.