Hans Sutton & Bamako Overground


Hans Sutton is a very talented teacher and musician who needs little introduction nowadays and is very well respected in the drumming world. Hans will be teaching all levels of djembe/dundun workshops.

His Djembe advanced and masterclass workshops are very challenging, and you will have to really know your instrument to take part. If you are up for it, you’ll have one of the best workshop experiences of the year.

Hans will be performing with his band Bamako Overground on our opening Thursday evening - should be a hot performance.

Born in the inspired mind of London’s own Malian rhythm buff, vocalist and band leader Hans Sutton, Bamako Overground have been busy forging a curious new sound. The trio are irresistibly seduced by the music of West Africa, blending its influences overtly and covertly with their own carefully-selected flavours to settle into mystical grooves and rocking desert blues.
Hans plays his distinctive hybrid drum kit, which brought Mandé styles to worldly pop folksters such as Nick Mulvey and Cocos Lovers. He’s flanked by the sparkling guitar of Yaaba Funk co-founder Tobias Sturmer and the hypnotic, heavy bass of folk maestro and Woodburner impresario Theo Bard. Deep and soulful rhythms meet soaring melodies, while crunching three-part vocal harmonies speak of pilgrimage and placelessness, spinning allegories in Bamanakan and English to complete a brew that’s compelling and utterly unique.

Bamako Overground Links

Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWG93BaUTQZ6hq76xJnsFg

Swallow’s Tale Animated Video
same video on youtube, fewer views: https://youtu.be/Q0ubjldqyCw


Year Contributions
2018  Djembe, Dundun and performance
2017 Djembe and Dundun Workshops