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!
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!
Our biggest gig to date – drumming for Google’s Cloud Next 2018 conference down in London!
We’re looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our drumming band. Come along on Tuesday 16th October to meet us and see what we do.
We’re still reeling from our incredible band tour to Glasgow for the Encontro Street Band Festival! #glasgowencontro #streetbandfestival #drummingband #katumba
In an amazing effort to raise funds to repair our van, Rebecca decided to lead a sponsored hike! Read more about why Rebecca is climbing for Katumba below:
With a mass of nearly 40 energetic drummers, Katumba will be drumming up a storm for Liverpool F.C.’s first game of the 2018/19 Premier League season this Sunday!
#liverpoolfc #football #anfield #premierleague #westham #drummers #drumming #drummingband
3 shows and a sponsored bike ride in 2 days – just another regular weekend for Katumba!
Drummer Julia, who plays repinique in the band, tells us all about the performances, her first Brazilica carnival drumming experience, and why she loves being part of our tribe.
On Sunday 15th July, drummers and a Director from drumming band Katumba are jumping on their bikes and cycling 25 miles as part of a crowdfunder campaign for a much-needed new van!
It’s always overwhelming to hear how our drumming positively affects so many different people. Jane’s story is one that truly encapsulates why it’s so important we keep doing what we’re doing. In an amazing effort to raise funds to repair our van, Jane came up with the idea of doing a sponsored cycle. Read more about why Jane is riding for Katumba below.
Katumba’s school workshops are a fantastic way for pupils of all ages to learn a new skill, work as a team and build confidence.
Katumba are excited to announce we are bringing internationally renowned Candomblé percussionist Alysson Bruno to Liverpool to deliver a powerful Afro-Brazilian drumming workshop on Saturday 9th June! The workshop will run 1-5pm at Childwall Academy Dance Studio, and is open to all levels and ablities.
Katumba Crowdfunder: with a new van we can continue to bring our rhythms and positivity to people’s lives up and down the country!
BEAT IT is a Liverpool based health and wellbeing drumming project run by Katumba and the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium.
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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Katumba will be smashing the stage with a mass of women drummers this Friday. Kicking off the Nasty Women Exhibition, Katumba drummers will join a plethora of international artists at Constellations, Liverpool: “Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among people who identify […]
KATUMBA’s unique live band, KATUMBA DRUM ‘N’ BRASS blends the raw power of brass, deep sub bass and electronic beats with traditional samba bateria. The result is a carnivalesque cacophony of styles including hip hop, drum and bass, house and heaps of funk! The band launched in 2017 at Liverpool’s Soundcity Festival, where they headlined […]
It’s March already and we’re way into 2018 (where has the time gone?!), which means it’s almost time for Katumba’s annual performance at Twickenham Stadium for the Rugby Sevens. Every year the band journeys down South – with a hefty collection of Brazilian drums, vibrant costumes, eager drummers and of course, copious amounts of […]
KATUMBA partner with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium to present BEAT IT, a new project with the aim to encourage good wellbeing and mental health across Merseyside. Free workshops will be held every Thursday from 6 – 7.30pm. The first session is this Thursday 19th October, and will run every week until December. By offering a range of […]
Katumba drummers led an energetic drumming workshop with Tom Davies of Everton Football Club!
KATUMBA partner with Liverpool Mental Health Consortium to present BEAT IT, a new project with the aim to encourage good wellbeing and mental health across Merseyside. The first session will be held on Wednesday 23rd August, 3 – 4pm as part of Slavery Remembrance Day in the International Slavery Museum. By offering a range of free […]
A brand new workout fusing Brazilian moves and Drumming beats. For everybody wanting to: Gain flexibility, work on balance, connect with oneself and move while playing along to funky beats! (**No experience needed**)
Katumba is pairing up with Liverpool One and Viva Brasil Samba Shows to raise money for children in extreme need both in Liverpool and abroad with a one of a kind carnival parade this Saturday 10th of December.
“The Katumba drummers make enough noise to wake the dead, drawing crowds out of the bars and restaurants to enjoy the spectacle – and, as always, it is quite a spectacle.”
For everybody wanting to: Gain flexibility, work on balance, connect with oneself and have fun while moving & playing along to funky beats replicating real drumming! (**No experience needed**)
The Spooky Welly Walk is Liverpool’s biggest family Halloween event. Follow our fun-packed route through Sefton Park with your little monsters and discover over 25 activities for all the family.
On Saturday 22nd October, Katumba, Liverpool’s largest & loudest drum ensemble, are taking part in the Fit For Me City Takeover Launch. They will be bringing their unique sound, colourful look and high impact choreography to several locations across the city.
Liverpool based drumming group Katumba is hosting an Open Evening on Monday 10th October 2016 for everyone from the age of 18 who wants to learn how to drum and move from experienced professionals.
Our participation in this year’s Slavery Remembrance Day, as recorded by the Liverpool Echo and other local media.
Our performances at Brouhaha and Brazilica, with pictures and video. Also featuring our friends and creative partners from Movema and Capoeira for All.
Liverpool based drumming group Katumba is hosting an Open Evening on Monday 27th June 2016 for everyone from the age of 18 who wants to learn how to drum and move from experienced professionals. When joining Katumba you will have the opportunity to be part of an awesome group of people as well as the chance […]
Who’s Behind The Light? Light Night will also see the launch of a new band in Liverpool, combining styles and techniques from a myriad of diverse cultures across the World. Katumba is made up of some familiar faces in Liverpool as Musical Director Ritchie Tunstall explains: “After 10 years of rocking the city, the people […]
Liverpool’s Slavery Remembrance March commemorates the lives and deaths of thousands BY FRANCESCA FITZSIMMONS A Walk to Remember Slavery was held through the streets of Liverpool on August 23 Slavery Remembrance Day march through Liverpool City centre. Chief Angus Chukuemeka throws a wreath into Canning Dock Liverpool hosted a Slavery Remembrance Day march to commemorate […]
Liverpool hosted a Slavery Remembrance Day march to commemorate the lives and deaths of thousands of the cruel trade. Albert Dock’s International Slavery Museum organised a weekend of activities with the climactic march held on Sunday. The march was led by the lively Katumba drum band and started at the Central Station end of Church […]