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Feel the beat: celebrating International Drum Month 2017

Grab your sticks, May is International Drum Month! From bongos to Yoruba talking drums, our drummers literally offer a world of variety for any event.

 

The Oduduwa Talking Drummers

A talking drummersLet the drums do the talking with this multi-cultural troupe celebrating the music of Nigeria, Kenya, Congo and more. With a string of prestigious venues to their name, including Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the British Museum, the troupe also offer workshops for your people and community groups, where everyone gets to have a go – and dress up too!

 

Drum ‘n’ Didg

This energetic duo combine the the haunting, mystical sounds of authentic hard-cared didgeridoos with a impressive collection of drums and ethnic percussion instruments. Percussionist Mark Walker and didg player Shining Bear create unique sounds that evoke the spirit of the Aboriginal dreamtime, the African plains, the Brazilian rainforest and rhythms of the Nile. Difficult to describe, wonderful to experience!

 

Bloco Do Sul

Brazilian drumming groupBuild the excitement at your street festival or outdoor event with the irresistible rhythms of Rio Carnival Bateria (drummers). Playing authentic Brasilian samba rhythms including maracatu, samba reggae and foxe, this lovely troupe will get everyone dancing in the street from first whistle blow to last thrilling beat.

 

Takaleed Arabic Drummers

A highly accomplished quartet of performers who will transport guests with the authentic sound of North African percussion, including play traditional North African percussion including bendir, derbouka, djembe, and hadjoudj.

 

Drum Waiters

Just when you thought it was safe to eat dinner, enter the amazing Drum Waiters. These talented chaps serve dinner all night long, before wine bottles, saucepans, trays and cutlery become instruments, and the audience become part of the Drum Waiters’ energetic and entertaining show. Combining elements of world rhythms, Stomp and rock’n’roll drums, this group are ideal for any event, indoors or out.

 

Eternal Taal

Here come the girls! Eternal Taal are an all-drumming, all-dancing, all-female group who bring the best of Bhangra and Bollywood to any occasion. With appearances at Glastonbury, London Mela and for Dermot O’Leary’s 24 hour Dance-A-Thon for BBC’s Comic Relief 2015, this troupe of up to 15 dancers and drummers always make a big impact in their traditional Punjabi suits.   

 

Mugenkyo

If you’ve never experienced the raw energy and sheer power of taiko drumming, this is the group to book! As Europe’s first professional taiko drumming group, Mugenkyo have played at major festivals in Britain, Europe and Japan, with audiences of all ages and backgrounds enjoying their highly choreographed physical performance. Check out their video here:

 

Need a specific type of drum act?

Call us – from Turkish wedding drummers to tabla players, we’ve got more drum acts that you can shake a drumstick at. Call us with your requirements.