In 2021, The Kakatsitsi Drummers will be travelling to the Upper Western Region of Ghana to work with Samini, a leading Ghanaian pop-star, to explore Samini’s ancestral culture and research local traditional rhythms, chants and dances. Recruting a number of local traditional drummers, acoustic musicians and dance, Kakatsitsi and Samini will develop a neo-traditional set to be toured around the UK and Europe in the summer of 2022. They will also record drumming patterns, chants and instruments which will be made available for remix and live performce as part of the on-going Electro-Fusion Project.
The 2019 tour by the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, featuring Mbilou, Bwiti Nganga, was a huge success featuring schols visits, festivals and venue performances throughout the UK, including welcome return visits to Cornwall, the Highlands of Scotland and Ireland. The drummers have returned to Ghana and will shortly be joined by their manager / producer, Steve Peake, to begin preparations for their next tour.
The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana are known for their funky, groovy and trancey style of drumming, designed to move western dance floors and built around the style of lead drummer Samuel ‘Injoly’ Addo. Their singing, led by Adotey Johnson also sets them aside from many other African drumming groups.
Please get in touch if you are interested in booking the group for a performance or educational workshops.
A list of the many kinds of performances and workshops they deliver can be viewed here