About Tribe of Doris
Bringing artists and audiences together to create cultural events of music, dance & ceremony.
27 years ago an animated group of music lovers and adventurers met on a campsite outside of Bristol to celebrate their love of drumming and culture. They wanted to acknowledge the drum at the heart of music, recognising the importance of the artists as carriers of cultural knowledge. They invited a little slice of West African goodness to the merry fields of England. Over the years lots of loving has nurtured this tiny seed which has grown into a thriving community. The drum was our inspiration and our focus quickly grew to include all aspects of music, dance and song from across the world. Tribe of Doris is not only an organisation but a collective of people who are passionate about engaging with each other and the world around us. Through community events, festivals, a Summer School and gatherings we continue to spread our love of diversity and culture.
“A world sharing and celebrating its culture through the joy of the arts”
The Doris Diaries
Have a little explore of our blog for stories, news and reflections about our community, interests and organisation
‘The Big Society ‘… ‘We are all in this together’… ‘It takes a village to raise a child’… These phrases bring to mind an ideal way we might interact with each other to create a happy society that takes collective responsibility for the care of others. But times, as always, are changing. Increasingly we live[…]
Tribe of Doris is about building bridges across our world. Whether in a field in the English countryside or seeking opportunities across the ocean. A few months ago we endeavoured to give life to the beautiful imaginings of what would become ONE. A bridge between South Africa and England. A dance piece that has come from[…]
Read the second instalment in Reflections on Immigration by the Rapid Response Poet PART TWO: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell (1903-1950) ~ The Winds of Islamaphobia A strange wind blew, slowly at first Then, came in sinister bursts, It came through the TVs and radio[…]
Deasy Bamford is co-founder of the Tribe of Doris. A born and bred Cornish lass who has always admired the richness of the world’s cultures. Alongside her commitment and passion for creativity, Deasy has been a prolific member of the Bristol community for many years. Leading on social incentives and grassroots movements she has forged[…]