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Primary School Incursions

With EVERY BEAT, young people build a sense of connection, success, empowerment, & wellbeing!

Having FUN is a powerful aspect of effective learning, developing social skills, confidence, and promoting creativity for children and young people alike.

Afrobeat captures the imagination of its audiences while inspiring cultural awareness, diversity, team spirit, and connection through African Drumming and Dance.

Specially tailored to suit Primary aged students, AFROBEAT’S inspiring school workshops and interactive shows are FUN, engaging, educational, inclusive and entertaining, and allow for ALL abilities to experience success!

Drumming together is simple, FUN, accessible and effective - Everyone can do it!

Students learn the art of working together without words, building dynamic sounds, and polyrhythmic compositions traditional to West African music. They will learn about the meanings and cultural contexts of the rhythms and how this translates to their own life story while imparting core community values and life metaphors that Afrobeat masterfully weave throughout. This is teaching without Teaching!

For quality Educational Workshops, Interactive School Shows, or Term Courses that can be tailored to suit your desired outcome, theme, social issue, and curriculum focus, or fortify your School’s core values – Afrobeat’s Interactive Drumming and Dance delivers unbeatable value!

The Experience in a drum shell!

Within minutes! Afrobeat will have your students transformed from a cacophony of noise into a lively orchestra resembling a percussive locomotive filled with power, enthusiasm and joy. With every beat, their excitement builds as they begin to sense the power of their rhythmic contributions and realise the musical support of their peers.

Through a series of dynamic non-verbal gestures and dramatic mime (much like an animated orchestra conductor!) Afrobeat weave their magic, introducing the ever popular African Djembe drum through thunderous drum rolls and infectious beats, call and response chanting, hand clapping, and movement that focus on maximum participation.

Before they know it, the unsuspecting audience have become performers rather than spectators, and the group dynamic and team spirit begin to emerge. This is an in-the-moment; music-making experience that concludes by beating out rhythms of unity, creating musical harmony, and an outstanding theatrical performance that is TRULY INSPIRATIONAL!

DRUM WITH US

and experience it for yourself!

See how we engage 300 Year 7’s in our Interactive Drumming Show while capturing the School’s themes of Compassion, Innovation & Integrity.

What others are saying...

INTERACTIVE DRUM & DANCE SHOW – Oatlands Primary School, VIC 1

It was an awesome show yesterday! Huge full school attendance and an epic high energy and engaging interactive performance! The students were welcomed with beautiful kora music and drumming. Later, several students were invited to the stage and guided through a drumming workshop…

INTERACTIVE DRUM & DANCE SHOW – Oatlands Primary School, VIC 2

…while the rest of the school clapped along, and everyone was in awe of the dancing and flips and somersaults that followed! High energy drumming and a phenomenal show! The teachers drum and dance inclusion towards the end was enjoyed by all, and the guys were real pros: such a powerful combo!

AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE SHOW – Bannockburn Primary School, VIC

A fantastic high energy performance. We were clapping and stamping our feet from start to finish. Kept 550 kids enthralled for the whole show!

FULL DAY INTERACTIVE DRUMMING WORKSHOPS & SHOW – Ascot Vale Primary School, VIC

The whole school loved the experience. The kids really enjoyed the smaller group experience where they all had access to a drum… Initially I was thinking the first small group activity would be too short however having seen the kids in action they were pooped after the 25 minutes. The staff loved the experience, Thank-you!

INTERACTIVE DRUMMING FULL DAY WORKSHOPS & SHOW – Point Lonsdale Primary School, VIC 1

Afrobeat is not your average music program to visit a school. It offers so much more! Afrobeat brings the kids together in rhythm, makes it contagious enough for the teachers to want to play along, and invites the school community to come together in a way that is truly special. It’s clear to see Afrobeat…

INTERACTIVE DRUMMING FULL DAY WORKSHOPS & SHOW – Point Lonsdale Primary School, VIC 2

…weaves the very best of this cultural drumming & offers it to Aussie school kids in a way that makes sense, excites them & lets them experience African culture and music in their classrooms. At its heart  is a driving rhythm that brings the school community together in magical way!

AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE SHOW – Bacchus Marsh Primary School, VIC

EXACTLY what I was looking for! The entire audience (Prep-Year 6, and teachers) was into the show. Entertaining and interactive. Fantastic!

INTERACTIVE DRUMMING WORKSHOP – Sacred Heart School, Mona Vale NSW

Our facilitator was excellent the children thoroughly enjoyed their first session, as did I! Fantastic, enlivening, well pitched to children!

AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE SHOW – St Michael’s Primary School, VIC

Performance was great, high impact, very interactive and absolutely loved by all the children!

HARMONY DAY PERFORMANCE – Glen Huntley Primary School, VIC

Thank-you for a fantastic performance at the school’s Harmony Day celebrations. The students loved it and the teachers all agreed it was the best visiting performance we have had. Please pass on my thanks to the performers.

INTERACTIVE DRUMMING SHOW – Lalor Primary School, VIC

Brilliant! All the students and the teachers really enjoyed it. It’s great that the kids are involved in making the beat and doing the dances. Everything went really well and the kids absolutely loved it.

AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE SHOW – Kensington Primary School, VIC

Fantastic, energetic, and engaging for kids of all ages!

AFRICAN DRUMMERS – St Kevin’s School, VIC

We combined African drumming to engage the families in a celebration that was ‘hands on’, fun and colourful. Your enthusiasm and energy made our night very special. Our Afrobeat experience warmed our hearts and got our feet and hands moving together in a joyous celebration of cultures – THANK-YOU!

AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE SHOW – Oatlands Primary School, VIC

We have had extremely positive feedback from kids, teachers and our school community. The performers were awesome! An extremely positive experience from first contact to the performance.

HALF DAY INTERACTIVE DRUMMING WORKSHOPS – Moolap Primary School, VIC

Afrobeat provides a hands-on, energetic program that has students engaged from the moment the workshop commences. Its high energy, participatory nature provides a dynamic learning opportunity for students of all ages.

African Drum & Dance Show – St John’s Primary School

AMAZING!! EVERYONE LOVED IT! WORTH EVERY CENT! Afrobeat were beyond brilliant. Words can’t really describe how fantastic it was. THE ENERGY THAT AFROBEAT BROUGHT TO THE SCHOOL WAS INCREDIBLE, I FELT MOVED BY THE EXPERIENCE.