About Us


Siobhan spent over twelve years working as a primary school teacher and coordinating music in schools.
Releasing Rhythms African Drumming Siobhan AnnangWishing to pursue her passion for music, Siobhan now teaches piano. Occasionally, she teaches in schools and conducts a number of school choirs.

She has studied African drumming in Ghana, completed a number of drum circle facilitation training courses with Arthur Hull and carried out studies with the Therapeutic Drumming Foundation in the UK.

Siobhan’s primary focus is facilitating various types of drumming workshops with the aim of bringing positive musical experiences to a much wider community.


Thomas Tettey Annang is a professional drummer and dancer from Ghana. He has been a member of the Akrowa Dance Ensemble in Accra, Ghana for nine years.
Releasing Rhythms African Drumming Thomas Tettey AnnangThe Akrowa Dance Ensemble is a professional group of drummers and dancers who have performed for many occasions (weddings, funerals, festivals, local and tourist entertainment) and in a multitude of establishments including schools, hotels, the National Theatre of Accra, the Canadian, Brazilian and Danish Embassies, the American Consulate and the UN, to name but a few.

He has played lead and support on a range of African drums and performed various dances. Thomas has taught drumming and dancing in local schools and to professional musicians from all around the world.

Since moving to Northern Ireland, Thomas has become involved with many local bands performing on a variety of percussion instruments. He provides a showcase of West African percussion and dance for the UK charity L.M.N. (Live Music Now) and delivers specifically tailored drumming and/or dance workshops throughout the community and schools across Northern Ireland.

Thomas collaborates with charity organisation Beyond Skin and Belfast music ensemble The Motion Project. One current venture with Beyond Skin involves the development of a Traditional West African Drumming Group – Northern Ireland’s very own Akrowa!

Thomas teaches Traditional African drumming and dance on all levels and any scale – within in the local communities of Belfast, in schools and offers tuition/lessons for individuals, couples or even a small number of people!


Thomas Annang is considered by many to be the premier African hand drummer in Ireland today.
Releasing Rhythms African Drumming Thomas Tettey AnnangOriginally from Ghana, now living in Belfast, Thomas’ polyrhythmic style is both deeply rooted in African and Ghanaian tradition yet is uniquely dynamic and contemporary.

Releasing Rhythms specialise in Drum and Dance education, merging traditional African rhythms and movement with western styles and accessible teaching techniques.

Dance & Drum workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities, for beginners through to those with drumming experience. We tailor to suit your needs whether for schools, community groups or corporate training days. Releasing Rhythms provide all instruments and equipment.
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