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Drummers of Katumba: Andy Fu

Digital dynamo Andy has been with us since the days before we were even called Katumba! Read a bit about him and why he loves being part of a big, diverse drumming band:
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Group Drumming – Promote Teamwork, Positivity and Wellness in the Workplace

Percussion is a great way to build camaraderie, promote diversity and motivate staff. Group drumming can also refresh a workplace with rhythm, energy, creativity and fun!
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Drumming Goodbye for the QM2

We had a great time drumming for Cunard's Queen Mary 2, the world's biggest ocean liner, as she sailed from Liverpool to New York!
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Katumba Masterclasses this Autumn

Book Juliana and/or Ritchie to work exclusively with your group, developing beats, moves, and getting your group to that next level!
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Brazil Carnaval Trip 2020

Drumming/dance workshops, visits to local samba, maracatu, coco, frevo, sambareggae groups. Explore historic towns, beaches, waterfalls and take part in the Carnaval!
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Katumba Wellbeing Fiesta – Saturday 6th July

Welcome in the summer with Katumba's Wellbeing Fiesta on Saturday 6th July! Fun for all the family with yoga, drumming, dance, capoeira, day rave, clothes swap and more!
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Join us for birthday celebrations and family-friendly activities this May!

Family drumming, family yoga, and child-centred conscious clubbing are just some of the fun events and workshops we'll be delivering this May in Katumba Culture Hub!
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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.
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Yoga at Katumba Culture Hub

From engaging family yoga classes for all ages, to candlelit restorative yoga (with live guitar!) - nurture your health and wellbeing at Katumba Culture Hub
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Katumba Culture Hub Opening – thank you to all who made it happen!

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
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BIG NEWS: Katumba Culture Hub Opening this Saturday!

Saturday 24th November drumming band Katumba open doors to Liverpool’s newly refurbished community arts and culture hub, right in the heart of Toxteth.
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Katumba Halloween Parade 2018: Nightmare on Bold Street

Katumba's annual Halloween Parade saw a creepy collaboration of over 150 drummers, dancers and artists storm the streets of Liverpool!
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Improve your live performance with Katumba Masterclasses

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!
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Drumming for Google!

Women leaders and women drummers at our biggest gig to date - drumming for Google's Cloud Next 2018 conference down in London!
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Drumming classes with Katumba – Join our band!

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.
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Katumba Tour: Glasgow Encontro Street Band Festival

We're still reeling from our incredible band tour to Glasgow for the Encontro Street Band Festival! #glasgowencontro #streetbandfestival #drummingband #katumba
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Climbing for Katumba: Drummer Rebecca leads Snowdon hike to raise funds for van

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:
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Carnival band Katumba kick off Liverpool F.C.’s Premier League opener at home to West Ham United

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
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Drummer Blog: Julia Johnson

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.
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Drumming Band on Sponsored Bike Ride: Sunday 15th July 2018

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!
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Drummer Jane’s Sponsored Cycle for Katumba Crowdfunder

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.
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Wellbeing Week 2018: Katumba’s Workshops for Schools

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.
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Sat 9th June: Afro-Brazilian Workshop with World Renowned Percussionist

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.
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Katumba Crowdfunder: help us get a new van!

Katumba Crowdfunder: with a new van we can continue to bring our rhythms and positivity to people’s lives up and down the country!
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Katumba and Beat It: The Power of Group Drumming

BEAT IT is a Liverpool based health and wellbeing drumming project run by Katumba and the Liverpool Mental Health Consortium.
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Everton Star Shows Off Drumming Skills

Katumba drummers led an energetic drumming workshop with Tom Davies of Everton Football Club!
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Katumba Drumming Workout – Fit in the New Year Offer

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**)
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Drumming Santas bring carnival to LIVERPOOL ONE this Saturday

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.
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Review & Photoblog: Wake Of The Dead Parade & The Voodoo Ball

"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."
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Join Katumba’s YoBeat Percussion Fitness Classes – Starting from October 27th 2016

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**)
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Katumba Co-director Ritchie Tunstall develops with LIPA students performance for The Spooky Welly Walk

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.
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Fit For Me City Takeover with Katumba

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.
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Katumba Open Evening this October!

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.
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Photoblog: Katumba @ Slavery Remembrance Day Liverpool 2016

Our participation in this year's Slavery Remembrance Day, as recorded by the Liverpool Echo and other local media.
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Celebrate #Rio2016 with Katumba

Katumba invites you to join us in the #Rio2016 spirit!
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KATUMBA @ Brouhaha & Brazilica 2016

Our performances at Brouhaha and Brazilica, with pictures and video. Also featuring our friends and creative partners from Movema and Capoeira for All.
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