FROM JULY 29 – August 2, 2015, the Tribe of Doris will take to the countryside with drums, musical instruments and teachers.
Over the five days, all are invited to learn, participate and exchange in the artistic wealth of cultures from around the world.
Since 1991, Tribe of Doris have been hosting their trailblazing, eclectic and culturally diverse gatherings, attracting people of all generations.
“At Doris everyone has a place around the campfire,” is the group’s mantra.
Set in the heart of the English countryside, the annual event brings Caribbean, African, Asian, British, European and South American artists together to meet, make music and share.
Often mistaken for a mini-World Of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) festival, the emphasis at Tribe of Doris is very much about taking part by learning and performing and being a core part of running the event.
The main Tribe of Doris event is now staged in the grounds of Stanford Hall, a stately home in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, where the pre Roman ancient British tribe and The Coritani once dwelt – only an hour away from Birmingham and two hours from London and Bristol.
From its early incarnation, the drum has been the central focus of the event – a ground-breaking move conceived by co-founder Deasy Bamford.
Bamford quickly realised that by placing African artists at the centre, it gave them the platform to showcase and celebrate their skills and passion in a way that highlighted its value in new settings.
Dance and song quickly followed providing a complementary synergy of experience – both for performers and for Doris attendees.
Participants of all ages come from across the UK and all over the world returning to Doris every year for almost 25 years.