Kakatsitsi are a group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers from Ghana. Their music rearranges traditional rhythms and chants from a variety of Ghanaian tribes a ‘neo-traditional’ and accessible way. They have toured the UK 15 times, including high-profile performances at WOMAD, Glastonbury and many other festivals and venues.
The recent addition of a strong dance element, to complement the already outstanding drumming and singing components, has established Kakatsitsi one of the leading traditional drumming groups in Africa. Their performances are both richly entertaining and educational (including a workshop for schools), giving audiences an insight into one of Africa’s richest drumming and dance cultures.
Photographer on site
Please note, some events throughout the festival will be filmed and photographed for promotional materials, this may include shots of the audience at times. If you do not wish to be included, please do let us know in advance of the performance.
Please note all programmes and events are subject to change and last-minute alternation subject to the latest Government Covid guidelines.
Free Learning and Community Participation
16 May The Master drummers of Ghana, Kakatsitsi, will be visiting three local primary schools in one day, taking their drumming and percussion workshops to each school. They will then stay on in Newbury for another afternoon workshop before their evening performance on Tuesday 17 May. Find out more.