Home of authentic African drums and percussion instruments, workshops and performances

POWERFUL DRUMS is dedicated to the pursuit of highest quality African drums and percussion instrument-making for professional and educational use. We deliver African drumming, songs, dance, storytelling, arts and crafts workshops, vibrant music, dance, acrobats and African circus performances paired with the preservation of traditional techniques of African craftsmanship and sharing Ghanaian culture with the world through music and the arts.

Powerful Drums was founded by Samuel Nkrumah Yeboah (also known as Powerful) in 1998. He is a Ghanaian musician and instrument-maker working together with some of the most talented African musical instrument-makers, musicians, dancers , acrobats, and workshop leaders to bring you the best African drums and percussion instruments, educational workshops and vibrant African performances.

OUR DRUMS are handcrafted by professional African musicians and instrument makers using the finest materials and at affordable prices, unlike companies on the internet selling substandard African drums actually made in Indonesia, China, India etc.

OUR WORKSHOPS are run by skilled facilitators from Ghana and other parts of West Africa. As part of our child protection
policy all our facilitators are CRB checked. Our workshops highlight African music, arts, crafts, history, and give you a true
African cultural experience from an authentic source. Our workshops are recommended for schools, corporate settings,
community groups, charities, etc. 

OUR PERFORMANCES are full of life, energy, skills colourful costumes and masks. Our experienced performers are rooted in traditional African music, dance, drama, acrobatics and circus skills.

We are FAIR TRADE. Some of the proceeds from our drum sales, workshops and performances go towards activities and programs of Nkabom artistes and craftspeople association (a non-government organization) in Ghana, which is working together with Project Okurase towards building a centre for skills training, formal education and a medical centre to provide children, women and at risk orphans with job training, education and medical facilities, as we believe that is what they need to support themselves and lift themselves from extreme suffering and poverty. When you buy our drums, book a workshop or performance and you will contribute to that. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Email inquiries, comments, and feedback to:

Artiste’s biography
Samuel started performing at an early age in Ghana, West Africa at community gatherings such as naming ceremonies, festivals, weddings and many social events. He is a member of the Musicians Union of Ghana and the Ghana Dance Association, which is affiliated with the Centre for National Culture in Accra.

Since the year 2000 he has performed as a freelance artist and has collaborated with many artists on music and dance performances in the UK such as Out Of Africa festival in London, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Respect Festivals in Plymouth, North Devon and Exeter, guest artist on album project Harpaphonics, which was listed as no. 5 in the top ten best world music albums of 2009 in the Sunday Times. He has also toured the United States with his band, Nkabom Music and Dance Ensemble. In addition he performed at DreamWorks Animation studio in Los Angeles for the Premiere of the animated movie, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He is interested in musical collaborations and projects anywhere in the world.

www.powerfuldrums.co.uk, powerful drums@yahoo.co.uk
07940179598 in UK, 00447940179598 outside the UK