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Katumba perform at Liverpool ONE

by Lauren Evans. Published Mon 12 Dec 2016 13:34, last updated: 12/12/16

The North West’s largest and loudest rhythmic drum ensemble, Katumba, took to Liverpool ONE on Saturday between 12-2pm to literally help beat the battle of three crucial causes.

Santa drummers marched in aid to raise funds for four-year- old Ellie-Mai Bradley, who has been diagnosed with leukaemia for the second time. War Child and a Brazilian Orphanage were also included in the fundraising by Katumba, who were joined by the stunning Viva Brasil Samba Shows and The Anahis’ florescent dancers.

Thousands gathered in the midst of Liverpool town to catch a glimpse of the festive feathers that decorated the sensational samba dancers.

Ritchie Turnstall, 36-year- old Katumba drummer, Toxteth, said: “We’re happy to support. It’s one of our last community gigs before Christmas.”

The atmosphere was so powerful, with Katumba being heard from across the city centre. Their high-impact choreography makes their performances so original and ridiculously fun. People were dancing in the street, along with those desperate to take pictures and videos of one of the best Samba performances Liverpool has seen this year.

Any amount of donations can be made via the website www.katumba.co.uk or directly to GoFundMe page of Ellie-Mai Bradley at https://www.gofundme.com/help-brave- ellie-and-family.



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