On the Twelfth Day of November, The Feast gave to me…
Over October Half Term, with the support of Near Neighbours and Drumvoice, The Feast in Birmingham was delighted to run a number of drumming workshops. You can read more about them here. The two-day event was The Feast’s first official event celebrating Black History Month and looked at the historical and cultural role of drumming in different faiths and communities. True to our name, each workshop ended with a feast introducing the young drummers to both Caribbean and African food.
Fast forward to our Autumn Dinner, when the group of 8 drummers dramatically opened the evening and performed in front of 120 guests. It was great to have such talented young people kick off the night, and to see them all working together to make rhythms and music. Hamza, one of the young people who was part of the drumming workshops, opened the night and was able to share briefly with guests about the Drumming Workshops and his journey with The Feast.
You can view the drummers below, and check out some more photos of them in action.
Thanks to Attilio Fiumarella for our photos. You can contact him and view more of his photos here.