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Women Who Drum #IWD19

We had an amazing week for International Women’s Day 2019, celebrating and empowering feminists of all genders through workshops and performances across Liverpool.

By Leigh-Angel
Fri 08 March, 2019


There’s nothing more empowering than banging drums! Especially, when you’re drumming with others and connecting on a buzz of positivity, energy, rhythm and solidarity. Even moreso, when those other drummers are women!


Earlier this week we were honoured to host Barnardo’s for a day of activities at our Katumba Culture Hub! Welcoming the team with an inspiring performance by our all-female band, the group also learnt some Katumba rhythms and moves in a Katumba workshop led by our team of female facilitators, before settling down on yoga mats for a nourishing afternoon of team activities.


We also spent an afternoon with a group of female Early Years BA students at Edge Hill University, where we drummed together and discussed culture, gender inequality, and the importance of music in early child development. We hope we gave them some great ideas and tools to help them in their future careers, where they plan to work in a range of key professions including nursing, social work and teaching!


For International Women’s Day, Katumba has been invited to lead the Women’s Strike Assembly March! With our frontline of powerful women drummers, we are passionate about supporting this movement to make a stand against inequality, sexual violence and the fascist and sexist movements that violate our human rights.

Women’s Stirke Assembly Liverpool

Find out more about Friday’s event here.


Through drumming, we promote freedom, diversity and solidarity: from professional percussionists to complete beginners – our diverse group unite through rhythm, movement and a love to drum!

We are proud to have over 70 women drummers in our band and always welcome more! Get in touch here.

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