Kakatsitsi Master Drummers

Friday 17th July 8pm Whelan’s saw the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana performing in Ireland for the first time as part of the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm. They combine rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition with other West African traditions, using a wide variety of percussion instruments as well as bamboo flutes and xylophone. 

In 2013, Kakatsitsi made further progress towards establishing themselves as one of the leading traditional drumming groups in Africa. The highlight of the tour was an appearance on the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury Festival with electronic dance music pioneers The Orb, in front of more than 8,000 people.

Support on the night was by Rithim.

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