School Holiday Incursions
Every Child gets a Drum and an Invitation to Join in!
Looking for 'something different' these school holidays?
Need something that captivates & engages kids from start to finish?
Promotes Social & Emotional Learning
Inspires Cultural Awareness
Promotes confidence, gross motor skills & creativity
Build teamwork, connection, and a sense of belonging
Anyone can beat the Drum - But with the help of Afrobeat, your children will learn how to MAKE MUSIC!
Within minutes! Afrobeat will have your children 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 new drummers 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!
Capture their imagination and inspire cultural awareness, diversity, team spirit, self-belief, & connection... all while beating the drum!
This session is FUN, engaging, educational, inclusive and entertaining, and allows for all abilities and ages to experience success. Afrobeat captures the imagination of its young audiences while inspiring cultural awareness, diversity, team spirit, and connection to the beat of the drum! Thunderous drum rolls are followed by lively beats, call and response chanting, rhythmic activities and energetic dancing as kids become part of the show!
African drumming is an excellent, natural, and healthy way for children to learn and grow, develop social skills, confidence, understand diversity, the importance of working together, increase their gross motor skills, and promote creativity.
Afrobeat deliver a FUN, hands-on, educational, and entertaining, interactive music-making experience that allows for all abilities to experience success and guarantees to FULL engagement from start to finish!
Duration 30 - 60 min
Group size Up to 40 per group
Suitable for 5 - 12 years
Improvisation and jamming
Music-making and follow-ship
Counting, pitch and volume control
Call and response
Intro to African drumming and the drums we play
FUN, Hands on, tactile learning
How to create different sounds on the drum
Thunderous drum rolls and accents on the beat
Basic rhythms and drum solos
A simple, FUN & energetic interactive performance
Jungle Boogie - Understanding the relationship between drummer & dancer
A drum for every Child!
Certified Afrobeat for Kids™ Facilitator
Current Working with Children Check
Public Liability Insurance
Drum Transport & Travel
Loading & unloading of drums
Drum set-up & pack down
Afrobeat is committed to the safety of our community!
*Covid Safe Drumming TIPS*
1. Wash your hands before touching the drums
2. Respect social distancing between Children and Facilitator
3. Children exhibiting 'symptoms' should not participate in the activity
4. Where necessary, our Facilitator will wear a mask
What others are saying...
Energetic, Entertaining & Exciting! Afrobeat introduced members of the audience to the art of African Drumming by inviting them to participate in a group music ‘jam’. 60 or more children & parents participated in the event where traditional barrier between performer and audience was well and truly broken!…
The excellent communication skills of Afrobeat, particularly with young children, and their ability to involve all members of the audience made these workshops a highlight of the Festival. It was no surprise that the feedback from was fantastic and I would expect that this experience would live long in their memories.
Thanks so much it was a great way to start the day off before our meeting. From all accounts everyone enjoyed the session so thank you. A lot of fun and a great euphemism for our corporate journey and aspirations to be a harmonious work place. This was a creative fun approach towards team building…
Our facilitator had a lovely presence while working with the children. He was knowledgeable and talented and got the kids really excited about the session. His jumps were incredible – the highest I’ve ever seen!!
Thank-you so much for the workshop. The children had such a good time. Nathaniel was professional and engaging. We had parents joining in with the kids, and kids who don’t normally engage in activities did so with this workshop. He made it fun and energetic and the children responded really well. Excellent.
Nothing but praise from me personally and nothing but praise from the parents who also attended. The children were enthralled. Fantastic and involving. A huge success – Thank-you again.