Tune In With Katumba
“Tune In With Katumba” offers free online drumming and more for children and adults, funded by Arts Council England. Learn to compose, drum, move and create – from home!
Build with us, Drum with us, Move with us, Create with us!
Our newest digital & global creative project: “Tune in With Katumba” invited the public of ALL AGES* into the creative process of performance, composition, drumming, movement & visual arts – from the comfort of their homes! Since lockdown began in March 2020, we shifted all our members’ activities online and with funding from the Arts council, we were able to offer our expertise to the wider public – across the UK and globally!
We had an amazing time with our weekly online rehearsals, preparing for our fantastic final performance video (see below!). Whilst the project is now over, you can still have fun building a drum and learning our tune and moves over on our Youtube channel here! A great rainy day activity!
You can find all information on the project, including FAQ, and links further down this page ????
PART 1: Sending Your Word/Composing the Tune ????
Nearly 100 people sent us their #LifeAfterLockdown words. With those words, we composed a powerful piece of percussive music which we’ll teach how to play, move and perform to – culminating in a big split-screen video!
Part 2: Building Your Drum ????
We designed and built great-sounding drums out of everyday household items! Click here for all tutorial videos on how to source your sticks, make your instrument and make it wearable.
Part 3&4: Playing The Tune & Learning the Moves! ????????????
Our live, free interactive online teaching sessions ran throughout July and were a huge success! With content for both beginners and more experienced drummers, there was something for everyone. Check out our free drumming tutorials here, movement tutorials here, THEN practice and drum along with our play along videos here.
Part 5: Performing ????
We received brilliant home-recorded videos from beginners and professional drummers like – from across the UK! Click here to watch our final film.