Denifari African Drums And Dance

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Based in Manchester, Denifari Drums And Dance Troupe invite their audience into the soulful world of West African culture. You can expect a colourful exhibition which combines djembe drums and kora harp music with, traditionally-costumed Senegalese dance.

“Dynamic drumming, soulful melodies and infectious rhythms – Denifari African Drums And Dance will create a riveting show!

The djembe drums play a pivotal and historic role in the West African culture. The mesmeric cross-rhythmic pulses generated by a group of these drums brings everybody closely together in harmony, performers and audience alike, creating a heartwarming ‘feel-good’ atmosphere. The passion and sheer enthusiasm of bandleader Sidiki Dembele will be amply demonstrated in every Denifari performance. Sidiki is a master drummer.

The line-up of the band is completely up to you! For smaller, more intimate gatherings a solo performance from Sidiki will create a captivating focal point for your event. However, if you want a full-on stageshow, a team of spectacular costumed dancers and musicians are available.

  • Mesmerising West African ambience
  • Flexible line-up to suit your event
  • Usually no need for a PA system

Denifari introduces the traditional West African instruments, djembe drums and kora harp, to modern and contemporary melodies and rhythms.

Reviews (4)

  • 5 out of 5

    Angelica Vanasse - Slavery Remembrance Day at Liverpool Museum

    August 25, 2015 - 5:29 pm

    Sidiki’s Dembele’s performance was incredible! Visitors to the museum were in awe. The energy and skill that he possesses are evident and made for a powerful musical display. We were delighted to have him on board as part of our Slavery Remembrance Day programme.

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  • 5 out of 5

    John's Work Do

    February 27, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    The biggest thank-you to Denifari for providing us with fantastic background music, and a performance at our work do. 

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  • 5 out of 5

    Jemma's Christmas Celebration

    December 28, 2013 - 9:02 am

    Denifari provided us with an unforgettable performance, the dancers were vibrant and colourful and the musicians were energetic, and everyone was completely enthralled with you, so thank you!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Christine's Reception

    April 19, 2013 - 5:48 pm

    We had Sidiki do a solo performance as an interlude before our wedding meal and he was wonderful! Helpful and accommodating, full of ideas and everyone well in love with his drumming!

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