Denifari African Drums And Dance

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Based in Manchester, Denifari Drums And Dance Troupe invite their audience into the soulful world of West African culture. You can expect a colourful exhibition which combines djembe drums and kora harp music with, traditionally-costumed Senegalese dance.

“Dynamic drumming, soulful melodies and infectious rhythms – Denifari African Drums And Dance will create a riveting show!

The djembe drums play a pivotal and historic role in the West African culture. The mesmeric cross-rhythmic pulses generated by a group of these drums brings everybody closely together in harmony, performers and audience alike, creating a heartwarming ‘feel-good’ atmosphere. The passion and sheer enthusiasm of bandleader Sidiki Dembele will be amply demonstrated in every Denifari performance. Sidiki is a master drummer.

The line-up of the band is completely up to you! For smaller, more intimate gatherings a solo performance from Sidiki will create a captivating focal point for your event. However, if you want a full-on stageshow, a team of spectacular costumed dancers and musicians are available.

  • Mesmerising West African ambience
  • Flexible line-up to suit your event
  • Usually no need for a PA system




Denifari introduces the traditional West African instruments, djembe drums and kora harp, to modern and contemporary melodies and rhythms.


  1. Teresa Daly

    Denifari African Drums And Dance 8x Group – Teresa’s Wedding – April 2019

    What a fantastic performance it was! The drummers and the dancers were amazing and individually unique, I loved their energy, passion and West African clothing! The interaction with the audience was wonderful, they were even better than expected, they really did make our wedding party a PARTY to remember! Everybody is still talking about how amazing they were! I couldn’t recommend them enough. Money well spent, that’s for sure!

  2. Jenna Kellar (Jenna Kellar Events, Manchester)

    Denifari 4x Drums & Dance Group – African themed Celebration Dinner – 14th March 2019

    The surprise performance of African djembe drumming and dance by Sidiki and the band was amazing last week!!! The group was extremely professional from the moment they arrived at the venue. Their energy was second to none and my client loved every minute of their performances

    Thank you so much, I look forward to bringing more incredible African flavour to my next events.

  3. Mohammad Azhar

    Freehold Community Group Global Awareness Dinner in Rochdale: November 2017

    Thank you very much for organising the four members of Denifari African Dance and Drums to come and entertain us. They were wonderful and every one liked them. The entertainment they provided was excellent for the community. Please pass our thanks to all the group members.

  4. Angelica Vanasse

    Slavery Remembrance Day at Liverpool Museum – August 2016

    Sidiki’s Dembele’s performance was incredible! Visitors to the museum were in awe. The energy and skill that he possesses are evident and made for a powerful musical display. We were delighted to have him on board as part of our Slavery Remembrance Day programme.

  5. John’s Work Do

    The biggest thank-you to Denifari for providing us with fantastic background music, and a performance at our work do. 

  6. Jemma’s Christmas Celebration

    Denifari provided us with an unforgettable performance, the dancers were vibrant and colourful and the musicians were energetic, and everyone was completely enthralled with you, so thank you!

  7. Christine’s Reception

    We had Sidiki do a solo performance as an interlude before our wedding meal and he was wonderful! Helpful and accommodating, full of ideas and everyone well in love with his drumming!