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KATUMBA | Drum and Dance Carnival Band | UK

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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 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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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
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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Absolutely amazing , they definitely bring the party and smash the party. Can't wait to have them again!
David Fogg, Revolucion De Cuba, Belfast
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
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
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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Such a great atmosphere in St Pauls square with Katumba playing. They brought people together and definitely added an extra touch to make this day a real celebration of diversity and culture. Big thank you!
Maguelonne Mathieu, Team Leader, American Airlines