Katumba Go Digital
Katumba Go Digital

COVID-19 Statement

Katumba Culture Hub is now closed until further notice. But that won’t stop us – we’ll be drumming and moving online! Read on for our COVID-19 (coronavirus) statement.

By Leigh-Angel
Fri 27 March, 2020

Hello all,

For the foreseeable – Katumba’s going digital!

Katumba Culture Hub is closed with all activities cancelled until further notice. We are already looking forward to the day when we can throw open the doors and welcome the community back in (with lots of hugs and drum rolls)!

With over 100 members, it’s no mean feat organising digital rehearsals that can match the energetic and empowering vibes we all get from drumming and moving en masse on a weekly basis – but we’re confident (as always) that it can be done! We already tried out our first online rehearsal and we all had a blast!

Keeping the Katumba juices flowing is essential – not just for us as a business, but for the wellbeing of our team, our members, and all those around us who benefit from everything we do. The show must (and will) go on!

We’ll be offering online sessions to the wider public as well so we can share the benefits of Katumba Drumming & Movement in these challenging times far and wide: you can start joining us for online yoga, and soon – drumming too! All our online offerings can be found HERE.

We really do hope you can join us so the show can go on…. For small businesses, particularly not-for-profits (like ourselves), this really is a scary time of uncertainty, and we are already being heavily impacted by the loss in business, where many of our performances and workshops have been cancelled due to coronavirus.

As always, we’re trying to bring the positive vibes to all this. In a way, we’re gaining time to grow – in these quiet solitary days we can reflect and focus inwards, highlighting areas for development without distraction. This reaches out to every single one of us, where we can use this time wisely to develop, connect, improve – and most importantly, be creative. The arts are of huge importance to our society, cultures – us as individuals and as communities. In times like these we need them more than ever, and are already working alongside our fellow arts organisations and creatives to ensure the arts scene comes back with a BANG!

We thank all those that continue to support our work – our members, clients and you!

Keep an eye out for drumming gift vouchers, online classes and other ways that you can help keep Katumba alive during this time. Whether it’s purchasing a future class, an online class, or sharing a post on social media – whatever you can do is of huge appreciation to us. As soon as we can – we’ll be back together on the streets with drums, love and positivity.

Lots of love, and good health to you all. Stay strong! X

Juliana, Ritchie and Leigh (The Katumba Team)