MAIN STAGE – Saturday 15th July
Kakatsitsi are a group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana, with their roots in the fishing community of Jamestown, the part of Accra where the British based their colonial headquarters.
Their music takes traditional rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way. The recent addition of a strong dance element, to complement the already outstanding drumming and singing components, has established Kakatsitsi as the leading African traditional group in the UK.
They show culture as it is meant to be celebrated, breaking down the barriers between audience and performers by encouraging the active participation of the people in the celebration, whether on the drums, chanting or dancing.
The 2015 Kakatsitsi UK Tour saw them make along awaited appearance at the WOMAD festival, a visit to Dublin to perform at the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, the African Drum Village in Perthshire, the Golowan Festival in Penzance, Tribal Earth in East Sussex, the Lancaster Music Festival, performances on the Scottish islands of Eigg, Muck and Skye.
Check out their Facebook page, here, for more info.