Kakatsitsi 2014 Findhorn recordings available online
The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana have now completed their 2014 UK tour and have returned to Ghana. The tour was their busiest yet, seeing them spend a lot of time in Scotland to participate in the celebrations around the Commonwealth Games.
Indigenous People 2015
In March 2015, they will undertake a research and development project with the Korle Wulomo (traditional priest) who is the guardian of the nature spirit of the Korle Lagoon in Accra. They will learn the spiritual songs, rhythms and dances used by the traditional priesthood of the Ga people which they will then re-arrange in their own unique manner.
In 2015, Kakatsitsi will be joined on tour by musicians and dancers from two other African cultures to form an ‘indigenous supergroup’. From the San people of Southern Africa, we will welcome some of the members of The !Gubi Family from Namibia, who first toured with Indigenous People in 2008. We are also pleased to be developing links with some musicians from Gabon led by Bwiti Nganga (shaman) David Mbilou.
Building on the success of their appearance with The Orb one the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury 2013, in 2015 Kakatsitsi will be joining forces with Ghanaian producer Nshona. For more information of this project, please click here.
Kakatsitsi are also developing an ‘Afro-Gaelic’ set in partnership with renowned Gaelic piper, singer and academic Griogair Labhruidh and a group of other Gaelic traditional musicians.
Kakatsitsi at Glastonbury 2013
In June 2013 The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana played a 1 hour set with electronic dance music veterans The Orb on the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013. BBC Radio 6 and TV presented Lauren Laverne described it as ‘one of the highlights of the festival.’