Katumba Drumming & Movement

by Katumba Drumming in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th July 2018 we successfully raised £3,220 with 65 supporters in 56 days

Help Katumba & our community get a new van so we can continue to bring our rhythms and positivity to people’s lives up and down the country!

by Katumba Drumming in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Our trusty van, which delivers us and our hefty collection of drums to community rehearsals, youth  workshops, performances and charity fundraisers is now in need of major and immediate repair. 

As a not for profit organisation, all our income is reinvested back into the project, and whilst we have £5,000 in our reserves to cover it, the total price it's still not enough to cover the price of a second hand van! 

Unfortunately the cost of repair far exceeds the value of the van now, and likely to need further repairs in the near future so, fixing it would be a huge false economy!

  Without our van, sadly we cannot continue to function. But with your help, we can keep on doing it! 

Why should you help you say? ?


pic by David Ellison

Born and grown in Liverpool, Katumba is passionate about making a positive impact in the local community:

  • Improving the health & wellbeing of our 100+ members on a weekly basis with an activity that has been scientifically proven to improve physical and mental wellbeing
  • Performing & helping fundraise for charities
  • Raising the aspirations of hundreds of children and young people who take part in our school & community workshops (the latter in partnership with Everton in the Community)
  • Delivering our musical therapy sessions to stroke survivors, people living in mental health distress (in partnership with Stroke Association Northwest and Liverpool Mental Health Consortium)

'I suffered a traumatic loss in my family a few years back which left me with panic attacks and on several types of medication. Katumba has given me a family, friends and something to look forward to each week' Anonymous 

Working with Stroke Survivors' on their rehabilitation journey

" it has been incredible! The sessions have helped them (stroke survivors) so much: their memory retention, their cognitive capacity and it's just been so much fun for them!' Kate Charles Stroke Association North west

KATUMBA truly represents what Liverpool is about; welcoming to all, fun, colourful, and full of character. With weekly rehearsals and regular gigs, it’s a great opportunity for members to make friends, learn a new skill, build confidence and become part of a family!

Katumba also commissions massive cultural projects involving loads of artists/performers in the city which has a truly multicultural impact in Liverpool-while also spearheading projects abroad  which capacitate local artists in bringing  new skills and ideas to Liverpool! We have developed activities in Brazil, Spain and Holland, and on a national scope Glasgow, Birmingham, Aberdeen, London, Leeds and Cardiff to name a few.

pic by Mark Lycett Katumba @ Sound City with Bring The Fire Project

If you love live music....

If you love what a positive impact we have on people's lives

If you loves supporting local artists & emerging talent....

If you love Liverpool....

YOU can make a difference!

Help us continue to deliver all the activities that benefit our community by supporting our van fundraiser! 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more


To show how much we love you, we'll give you a big 'thank you' shout out on at least one of our social media platforms, plus you can listen to the Katumba tunes anytime you want, wherever you want! And before it's released to the public. Perfect if you want to help us reach our target, and also support compositions and performance form local talent.

£10 or more


Have you seen how cool, colourful and unique our gig make up is? Our Brazilian co-director brings the influences from her country mixing it with good old British festival make up ideas! You can get a tailored one at one of our gigs and party with us Katumba style! Allergen free

£15 or more


Join us at one of our rehearsals, taste the fun and incredible energy group drumming brings! All with a really friendly and welcoming bunch! You can even have a go and learn one of our tunes! No drumming experience needed!

£20 or more

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Take one of our exclusively designed tshirts home: our designers are independent, talented artists from Brazil , South Africa, Egypt and of course Liverpool who have been inspired by Katumba designing their take on our colours and tunes! Also receive a shout out on one of our social media platforms, as you deserve a big OBRIGADA!

£35 or more


A funky, exclusive colorful design on a black, comfy, fair trade hoodie! Will keep you cosy, warm-and stylish! Also receive a shout out on one of our social media platforms, as you deserve a big OBRIGADA!

£40 or more


The closest you'll ever get to experiencing Brazilian carnival in Liverpool: our Brazilian co-director sure knows how to bring that Brazilian feeling to our parade as part of the annual Brazilica Festival. Take part in all the pre-parade excitement: meet the directors, chat with band members, take part in our warm up, going over tunes, make up, sorting the drums and the joining us in as part of our 'Carnival Bloco' PLUS limited edition Tshirt!

£50 or more


Take one of our exclusively designed tshirts home AND our extra cosy, funky hoodie PLUS you'll also receive a shout out on one of our social media platforms, as you deserve a big OBRIGADA!

£100 or more


Katumba T-shirt, Hoodie, festival make up, join us for Brazilica and our EP download!!

£250 or more

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Two of our experienced facilitators will deliver a energetic, engaging and fun session for your group complete with all the equipment, Brazilian music warm up and cool down and sure to get your and your mates drumming in no time-and having a laugh doing it! Great for co-workers, hen parties, retirement parties, birthdays, you name it! *Up to 1h 1/2*Available from June 'till December

£500 or more

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Bring our Brazilian-Caribbean-Urban Fusion beats and choreography to your home, place of business or chosen venue! Available from June 'till December Terms apply - email to check

£1,000 or more


Become our official Patron, recognised as such on our social media and if a company get your logo on our 2018 new edition T-shirt; receive 5 EP downloads, join us for the Brazilica parade (up to 10 people), and receive a personal thank you. Discounts available for staff & if one person/company pledges £2,000 they will become headline sponsor *Terms apply - email to check *

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