KONTAANI to support the Beat Artistes at AFRICAN DANCE PARTY -27th October in Stoke!!!

Oh my giddy Aunt! There is a rumble in the Kontaani family camp - that of positive nervous excitement!

The KONTAANI performance troupe have been truly honoured by being asked to support the BEAT ARTISTES at an African Dance Party in Stoke to celebrate Black History Month 2012.
To say this is an honour is not strong enough - we are truly overwhelmed!

The Beat Artistes are some of the UK's finest drummers and to say we are in awe of them is an understatement. Members of the band include our own tutors Jamie and Beej and our old friend and tutor David Woolley - absolute quality!

Oooooh my tummy is turning over already!

The event is now detailed on our events page and the tickets are available to buy through ticketline.
We have a coach booked which will pick up in Macclesfield and Langley so if anyone would like to join us for the evening please get in touch to book a place on the Kontaani fun bus!

Here is the write up...............

AFRICAN DANCE PARTY is a collective of some of the best live African Bands and AfroBeat DJ’s in The UK.

On 27th October 2012 we will be celebrating the end of Black History Month 2012 with a spectacular party in Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire.

Maitre Samsou is a remarkable talent, former teacher and director of the now legendary Les Ballets Africains, the international touring group of Guinea, West Africa.
...At 8pm, he will be leading a dance workshop with “Jokeh” another one of our best imports, Jokeh has devoted all of her life to learning the beautiful art of West African Dance. The participants of this workshops will then join Maitre Samsou and The Beat Artistes for a performance later in the evening.

At 9pm the doors will open to the African sounds of DJ Raymond Crabtree and African food will be served.

At 9.45 we will be treated to the sounds of Kontaani, “probably the best community drumming project in the whole of the Uk”, their spirit and enjoyment typify everything that is positive about African Music.

At 10.05 you will be treated to more of the best African Music with DJ Raymond Crabtree.

At 10.30 Maitre Samsou and The Beat Artistes, our headlining act for the evening, will share with you some of the finest music from West Africa, live and unplugged, full of energy and skill…….NOT TO BE MISSED !

At 11.15 JUJU Selecter.
What can I say about this DJ ? his passion has led him to research both West African and Jamaican music for some 7 years, selecting the very best tunes for our dancing pleasure…..I Cannot Wait !

We will be serving “cut price” drinks at our home made bar.

This is a ticket only event and we have limited numbers so be early to avoid disappointment. Its only a fiver !

Buy tickets at

https://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13275043/african-dance-party-cog-centre-2012-10-27-20-30-00


Oh, and one last thing BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES !




2 comments

  • Al O' The Glens

    Al O' The Glens

    Man....I'm keechin' ma kegs just thinkin' aboot it! It'll be an excellent night, once I've stopped ma hans fae shakin!

    Man....I'm keechin' ma kegs just thinkin' aboot it! It'll be an excellent night, once I've stopped ma hans fae shakin!

  • Al O' The Glens

    Al O' The Glens

    AHHHH!! Kontaani ROCK! We had a fantastic night at Stoke. The band were great. All we need to do now is get some funky dance routines for the back line - in a Drifters stylee perhaps - and the world will be at our feet.

    AHHHH!! Kontaani ROCK! We had a fantastic night at Stoke. The band were great. All we need to do now is get some funky dance routines for the back line - in a Drifters stylee perhaps - and the world will be at our feet.

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