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Big Bang Festival presents:


– Master Drummers from Ghana –

plus guest


_ Main Room _

Friday 17th 8pm in Whelan’s will see the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana in performance in Ireland for the first time. Combining rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition with other West African traditions, using a wide variety of percussion instruments as well as bamboo flutes and xylophone, their infectious grooves are guaranteed to keep the audience on their feet.

In 2013, Kakatsitsi made further progress towards establishing themselves as one of the leading traditional drumming groups in Africa. The highlight of the tour was an appearance on the West Holts Stage at Glastonbury Festival with electronic dance music pioneers The Orb, in front of more than 8,000 people.

Support on the night will come from percussion ensemble, Rithim led by Irish maestro Eamonn Cagney and comprising drummers form Ghana, Nigeria, Cuba, Congo, Switzerland and Ireland. They will premier a new composition, by Eamonn, commissioned by the Arts Council.


€13 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).