Katumba Community
Katumba Community

Community

Born and grown in Liverpool, Katumba is passionate about making a positive impact on health, wellbeing and culture in the local 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.

Due to COVID-19 we’re now delivering a range of cultural wellbeing activities both face-to-face and online. Click here for our schedule.

 

KATUMBA CULTURE HUB

Katumba’s welcoming community space is housed in John Archer Hall, Toxteth – where people from all walks of life come together for enriching wellbeing focused activities, including:

KATUMBA BLOCO

Our community band performs across the city and beyond at a variety of events. We welcome people from all ages, backgrounds and experiences to get involved, learn a new skill and become part of a big drumming family.

SCHOOLS

We love working with young people and educators to highlight the importance of wellbeing through Katumba drumming and movement workshops and CPD – our diverse and engaging cross-curricular content has even been featured on Cbeebies!

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Our outreach projects focus on health and wellbeing across Merseyside and the positivity that group drumming and combined arts can bring to people’s lives. We also deliver projects with organisations such as Everton in the Community, National Stroke Association and Liverpool Mental Health Consortium to help those who may have experienced trauma or illness.

CULTURAL EXCHANGE TRIPS

Our conscious tourism changes lives through volunteer work and community development. Whilst we are based in Liverpool, our community is also in Brazil. Working with BrazUka International, Katumba has visited Recife, Brazil, to donate clothes, toys and our time to teaching and inspiring socio-disadvantaged children from favela communities. During our stay, our members learn from Brazilian mestres and local groups about the origins of drumming, and perform as part of the world famous Carnival celebrations!


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