DrumRoots Live

A Special charity event, live West African Music! Making a difference in East Africa

By Lee Isherwood | 18 October 2011

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DRUMROOTS LIVE WEST AFRICAN MUSIC! Making a difference in East Africa (Supporting Medecins sans Frontieres)

Drumroots Live! returns for a special charity event with a powerful showcase of live West African music and dance, bringing you spell binding performances from the diverse musical traditions of Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia and Ivory Coast. Join us and take positive action for East Africa – all proceeds to Medecins sans Frontieres.

Line up:  

Tanante: dynamic West African drumming, song and dance. A special show featuring Iya Sako, Sens Sagna & Sidiki Dembele;  www.drumroots.org.uk , www.iyasako.co.uk , www.denifaridjembe.com

Maitre Samsou & The Beat Artistes: legendary djembe master’s first appearance in Manchester. A highly visual choreographed performance, not to be missed! www.beatartistes.co.uk

The Kajamor Family: taking you to the roots of Senegambian music. Led by Sens Sagna and performing a traditional Serouba set; they inspire with ancient Mandeng rhythms and songs; www.kajamor.co.uk

Vieux Bakayoko: explosive, versatile artist from the amazing drum troupe Hamana; www.hamanaafrica.co.uk

DJ Sir Robin playing Afrobeat and World Music : www.drummusic.org

Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) is an independent international humanitarian organisation delivering medial aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters in over 60 countries; www.msf.org

 Friday 28 October, 6pm-12.30am
Platt Chapel, 186, Wilmslow Road,
Manchester, M14 5LL
Tickets £10 on the door

 African food 6-7pm (booking required 0161 408 5270)
 Plus raffle – win a professional djembe!
 For more details call 0161 408 5270
 Also see: www.drumroots.org.uk

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