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
Between May and October 2017, Indigenous People are touring an ‘Indigenous Supergroup’ made up of 6 members of the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana and 6 members of the !Gubi Family from Namibia. Plans to bring David Mbilou, a Bwiti Nganga from Gabon, were frustrated when he was refused a visa (twice).
Building on the success of the Kakatsitsi educational model, we will be offering a wide range of new educational performances and workshops including the !Gubis. For more information on Education 2017, please click here.
To see some pictures of the 2015 Kakatsitsi UK tour and the ongoing 2017 tour including performances at WOMAD, please visit our Facebook page.
To watch videos of Kakatsitsi, please visit their Youtube Channel