Indigenous People, promoting well-being through community music and dance.
Indigenous People is an arts education charity specialising in tour and project management for traditional world music and dance groups, particularly from Africa. Based in Brighton, Indigenous People specialises in educational projects to promote a greater sense of well-being generated by participation in community based arts activities such as traditional drumming, dance and singing. The charity also seeks to preserve endangered traditional cultures by providing employment for traditional musicians and artists and raising awareness of the economic value of traditional culture in promoting development in impoverished communities in developing countries.
2017 Indigenous Supergroup UK and European Touring
Between May and October 2017, Indigenous People will be touring an ‘Indigenous Supergroup’ made up of 6 members of the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, 6 members of the !Gubi Family from Namibia and 2 Bwiti Nganga from Gabon.
The Kakatsitsi Drummers from Ghana completed a very successful 2015 tour of the UK and have now returned to Ghana. They spent a lot of time in Scotland, visiting schools in the East Lothian, Highlands and Borders areas, as well as in the Birmingham and Surrey / East Sussex areas of England.
To see some pictures of this year’s tour, including performances at WOMAD, please visit our Facebook page.
To watch videos of Kakatsitsi, please visit their Youtube Channel
The group will next be returning to the UK in 2017 – please get in touch if you are interested in booking the group for a performance or educational workshops.
Kofi Adarkwah on stage on the Isle of Skye, August 2015
Kakatsitsi 2014 Findhorn recordings available online