ProfilesAdama

Adama Kande – Lead Musician and Teacher

Adama is a patient and supportive teacher who will encourage you to play drum music to the best of your ability.  His high energy is uplifting and his warm character will help you to feel at home.

Adama has been playing music since he was a child. He was born and raised in Lindiane, a town in Ziguinchor, Casamance, southern Senegal. As an adult he trained with teachers in Senegal and Gambia and is now teaching and performing in Manchester and around the UK. He has collaborated with artists such as Jali Kuyateh, professional Kora player and Boubacar Jaata (Buzz) master djembe and dundun fola (player), as well as with community groups, schools, bands and individual artists.

Adama speaks English, French, Fula, Mandinka, Jola and Wolof.

a taste of the work done so far……

  • Into the Wild Summer Festival, East Sussex
  • Didsbury Arts Festival, Manchester
  • Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester
  • Crowcroft Park Festival, Manchester
  • St Peter’s Partnerships, Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Mauldeth Road Primary School, Manchester
  • Cranberries Community Project for 50 yrs+, Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, University of Manchester
  • African Drum Village, Glen Isla, Scotland
  • Waterloo Primary School, Tameside
  • Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

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Neilum Singh – Musician/Teacher/Project Manager

A third generation Indian/Brit’ (Jalahi tribe) who loves playing and teaching African drum music, is supportive, friendly and dedicated. She has 15 years experience of playing djembe and dun duns and has trained with teachers in Gambia and the UK. Has experience of teaching groups and 1-2-1, including young people and adults.

a taste of the work done so far…..

  • Into the Wild Summer Festival, East Sussex
  • Didsbury Arts Festival, Manchester
  • Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester
  • Crowcroft Park Festival, Manchester
  • St Peter’s Partnerships, Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Women’s African Drumming Group, Salford
  • Exodus Festival, Manchester
  • Leicester Drum Syndicate

other stuff she’s done/doing…..

  • Support Worker to students and workers with disabilities.
  • Learning Mentor, St Peter’s RC School, Manchester

 

Iain

Iain Dixon – Promotion/Web Design

Iain is an Anglo Saxon-Celt from the North East, who has been supporting Jamtan since its conception. In fact, he’s been supporting Adama and Neilum’s music collaboration since Adama arrived in the UK in 2008.

He created the Jamtan logos, built the website and continues to work on it around his own full time job. He’s a dedicated member of the team who deals with all the high-tech stuff, is ‘in the know’ about all the ‘businessy’ bits and bobs and will even get the kettle on after a hard day’s graft – a fine fellow indeed!

 

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