ACDarts African Drums And Dance

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ACDarts perform a showcase of authentic traditional ethnic dance and song, guaranteed to bring the spirit of Africa to your wedding or party! A fusillade of traditional African drums, an energetic display of sensual tribal dancing and a rainbow of colourful costumes will get audiences both young and old swaying and clapping along to a mesmerising fusion of exotic cross-rhythms, generating a vibrant, exciting carnival atmosphere!

“Immerse yourself in ACDarts African music and dance for a truly memorable experience…”

Based in London, ACDarts travel all round the UK to perform their energetic African drumming music at events of all sizes. African tribal drums and dancers generate an infectiously festive ambience, perfect for weddings, parties and corporate events. The exotic instruments showcased include djembe (hand-drums), adungu (bow harp), endingidi (tube fiddle or African violin), entongoli (bowed lyre), enkwanzi (panpipes) and akogo (thumb piano). Planning a carnival? As a marching band, ACDarts African Drums and Dance will be absolutely brilliant to lead your procession!

As ACDarts do not usually require amplification, they are ideal for outdoor events, and the colourful dance troupe will present an exciting focus to attract and engage the crowd; young and old alike will be dancing and clapping along! This flexible group can present a more intimate solo, duo or trio performance to provide background musical entertainment for smaller events. For larger occasions, the band is easily augmented to include up to twelve choreographed dancers, storytellers and drummers. The band can also bring along a high-quality PA system, if required.

Dressed in their brilliant, exceptionally colourful traditional costumes, ACDarts will treat your guests to an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza: a fascinating fusion of African rhythms, soca, khalimba, lingala, soukous, zomba and maybe the occasional solo drummer or storytelling act!

  • Truly unique African drumming and dancing display
  • Flexible line-up, from a solo to a 12-piece troupe
  • Brilliant for outdoor events, even carnival processions

ACDarts African Drums And Dance will present a broad and versatile range of traditional African songs, dances and instrumental melodies.

Reviews (9)

  • 5 out of 5

    Kate Bone

    July 12, 2017 - 5:25 am

    Kate Bone’s 40th Birthday Party – June 2017

    We hired ACDarts African Drums & Dance Duo for a 40th birthday celebration, and unusually asked if the artists would mind performing outside and round the campfire. They agreed to this request, and fully embraced the atmosphere of our party, including all spectators, young and old, in the activities. They were extremely well received and the feedback we had was all positive. In addition, the two gentlemen were polite, friendly and full of fun, and having arrived early, even joined in a game of football with the children while they waited for their performance time! I would not hesitate to hire them again and would happily recommend them to others.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Rachel Hobbs

    November 7, 2016 - 3:20 pm

    African Dancers at Kuoni London City – 28/10/2016

    African dancers and drummers from ACDArts provided a street performance outside the store to draw attention to an African holiday promotion. The dancers were amazing providing an excellent performance that really drew in the crowds.

    Rachel Hobbs (Kuoni London City Store Manager)

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  • 5 out of 5

    Alan

    September 12, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    Once again, many, many thanks for the superb performance at Catherine and Rich’s wedding – it exceeded our expectations and you certainly delivered the ‘surprise and delight’ that we planned! People besieged me that evening, saying how moved they were and asking for more information about you!

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  • 4 out of 5

    Kate Randle, PA to Ian Caswell CEO, Sapphire Systems plc

    July 17, 2015 - 7:50 pm

    A huge thank you to ACDarts and their wonderful team! Everyone is still talking about what a fun time they had. The guys really did an amazing job and I will be recommending you for sure. (ACDArts provided Catering, Drummers & Dancers, Fashion Show, costumes, DJ, Animal Props etc.)

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  • 5 out of 5

    Louisa Ricmond Coggan

    June 27, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    What can I say about the ACDart’s singers? They were simply amazing. They were everything I wanted and more, their singing was breath-taking, as was the joy and happiness they brought with them when they sang. They were every I had wanted and much more. They made the day very special and they were my favourite part. All the guests were blown away as they came down the aisle. I’m glad people took videos so I can watch it for myself. They also did an extra performance for us whilst we were eating and said some lovely things to myself and mike. If I had my day over again I would not hesitate to have them back. I still get emotional thinking about it now. They were lovely nice people who looked and sounded fantastic who looked like they were enjoying themselves as well. The guests are still talking about them now and I think for many more months/years to come! Please pass this back to them. Between myself and mum we will try and send you some video of them to keep for your records if you would like. Thanks to you and Jennie for helping us make this happen as it was totally worth it! (Acapella African Choir for Louisa Ricmond Coggan’s wedding)

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  • 5 out of 5

    Richard Fattorini - Royal Geographical Society

    June 13, 2015 - 4:21 pm

    Bashir and ACDarts were excellent, and had all the guests on the dance floor. The band had a very positive attitude and genuinely enjoy entertaining through their dance and music. The feedback from the guests was very positive, and I would personally highly recommend them.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Amina Rashid

    January 27, 2015 - 9:03 pm

    We just wanted to say a BIG thank you to the performers from ACDArts who attended our event on Sunday 25th January for my son’s first birthday. They were absolutely brilliant. There are not enough words to describe how good they were, they made our party amazing! Excellent entertainers all round and very polite and professional. Will certainly recommend them and use them again. Just absolutely wonderful! Please do pass this message on to the bandleader and thank them so much for making our party so special. All the children and guests loved them.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Finn Care

    June 29, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    We thought you were absolutely fantastic. You really added to our event and everyone loved your music and performance. Everyone was up and dancing and having a great time! Thank you!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

    February 28, 2014 - 10:32 pm

    We will definitely be in touch again to book you for a future performance. I thought the music and dancing was fantastic and I think it drew the largest crowd I have ever seen at a lunchtime performance. The show was very uplifting and it was obvious how much everyone enjoyed watching it. I was very pleased with how it went and felt it was one of the best performances that we have had as a part of our programme.

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