Please find below details and links to further information about our friends and collaborators
Hot Diamond Aces are the most exciting Sheffield based afro-beat and funk outfit currently on the scene. Combining infectious rhythms with a 3-piece horn section, HDA are quickly gaining a reputation as a fully fledged party band. Showcasing a mixture of afro-beat, funk and jazz, the bands explosive and complex arrangements not only get the audience moving, but illustrate just how far instrumental music can be pushed. The band is made up of 7 Sheffield based musicians who all appear frequently with other bands and line-ups ranging from Renegade Brass Band, Harleighblu, Rodney P, MYJO, Fletcher Dervish, Sarah Jay Hawley, and many more. As a dancer with HDA, groove and energy are always a garantee when on stage with these guys.
Drummers United is an educational/team building drumming organisation set up by Paul Butler and based in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Drummers united specialise in providing quality African drumming workshops and, more recently, African dance workshops/tuition to public/schools/community groups. Paul has been playing hand drums since 1990, in particular West African djembes and doun douns (bass drums), Latin American congas and bongos, as well as other hand percussion, and has been teaching/running workshops since 1999.
Working alongside Mulembas d'Africa from day one, Drummers United bring beautiful energy to the African Fusion classes.
Allatantou is a drumming/dance company created by Abdoulaye Camara in Africa in the 70s. Since the 80s, Allatantou has travelled through the 5 continents, having created strong roots in Sweden, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Norway, USA and Portugal. Since 2006 it has been in Portugal being directed by Joana Peres, its artistic director and Joao Russo Marques, musical director. Allatantou dedicates itself not only to to performances and dance training but equally to humanitarian causes in Portugal, Guinea and Mozambique
Mulembas is humbly proud to announce this amazing support and mentoring project received from Allatantou. A collaboration that sees the training of Angelina Abel in Guinean dance and the growth of Mulembas phisically and spiritually.
Another great and essential support to Mulembas d'Africa. Milele is an Angolan designer based in Portugal with wonderful pieces and accessories, Milele supplies unique pieces full of creativity and femininity. A perfect present and a perfect little indulgence at accessible prices.
Mulembas d'Africa is the representant of Milele Angola in England. Check out Milele's work and contact us through our contact form to know where we will be next.
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As a social enterprise, Social Bean aims to make a difference to the way business is conducted by basing the happiness of each individual at the core of our model. Specialising in Socially Responsible Events Management, they give paid work placements to ex-homeless who find it hard to obtain work due to the stigmas of their previous status.
Social Bean has recently started running Event Organisation workshops (in Sheffield), to equip ex-homeless and users of The Archer Project, with the skills they need to organise their own events and either make a career from it or add it to their work skills for future employment. A wonderful project led by essential friends of Mulembas d'Africa, Social Bean support is a boost to MAMAWE Afro Pean dance festival.
Miss Adu's Kitchen has been a constant presence in MAMAWE Afro Pean dance workshops providing the nutrition and protein our classes need after energetic classes. Miss Adu provides not only the wonderful world of African fusion cuisine but also 'Delightfully Scrumptious' Gluten free cakes, cookies, biscotti, brownies and organic homemade raw chocolate.
Using no artificial flavourings gives you can enjoy delicious, wholesome gluten free cakes, available in a variety of flavours. Miss Adu's Kitchen - Gluten free cake and bakes are available at various Farmers markets and Food Festivals in Sheffield and South Yorkshire including SharrowVale Farmers market, Netheredge Farmers Market, Sheffield Food Festival, Bradfield Farmers market and many more.