Secondary School Incursions
- FUN, Hands-on
- Age Appropriate
Interactive Drumming Fun!
The Afrobeat Experience
The primal sound of the drum serves as both an invitation and an invocation, arousing excitement, and curiosity in students and young people alike. As soon as they spot the drums, each one placed in front of their chairs, students rush to them, eager to participate in the rhythmic experience.
Within minutes, and without a single word spoken, Afrobeat will have 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!
What others are saying!
Afrobeat is a wonderful workshop - so informative, fun, and exciting. We have booked the workshops for high school students, and we cannot wait to work with you again soon!
ON TRACK, Mushroom Marketing 'School Holiday Program' - Melbourne, VIC
A vibrant, energetic performance thoroughly enjoyed by the students and staff that enabled full participation while capturing our school’s themes.
St Joseph’s College – Geelong, VIC
Thanks so much for the session last week. It was really enjoyable, the group loved it. You are very good at what you do!
City of Greater Geelong - Youth Development Unit, Connected Communities
It was a great experience! The teaching style allowed students to learn and participate without feeling judged or like they couldn't drum. Students were highly engaged and left keen to do more in the future. An all-inclusive drumming experience that takes a complete novice to a basic drummer in as little as 40 min!
Self Esteem Building for VCAL Students
Lara Secondary College – Lara, VIC
We were impressed with Janine's performance & standard of professionalism towards her work. The young people were very enthusiastic toward her and the skills she had to offer. Janine possesses excellent communication skills and has no difficulties relating to people at all levels. Her methods of teaching were very simple & easy to understand.
Youth Camp, SLASA (Spanish & Latin-American Ass for Social Assistance)
Afrobeat were wonderful, ahead of time, friendly, warm with the students and staff and, of course, great performers. Each time we have AFROBEAT people here, they bring a little light and happiness with them. From our point of view, it's a 'win' every time.
Geelong Grammar School - Corio, VIC
These workshops were highly successful in bringing together our community. Participants learned the beautiful rhythms of Africa and their cultural stories. We learned how different rhythms were specific to different celebrations & customs. It was an enlightening experience for all involved. During these workshops, we were approached by the producers of Channel 10's 'Totally Wild' to film a story on African Drumming. It was an extremely exciting time, bringing a community of young people, parents & workers together. Janine is very sincere & genuine & has the ability to energise a group of people & inspire them to share with her the wonderful rhythms & dances of Africa.
Werrington Youth Centre – Werrington, NSW
Leaps and Bounds staff and students had a great term, which culminated in a brilliant performance. Indeed, the facilitator was very charismatic & always appropriate for our students who all have different issues and difficulties. The performance in front of parents driven by Afrobeat’s enthusiasm & belief in them was an amazing feat for students who may never have an opportunity to show their skills or push their limits in front of an audience, particularly one who they believe may be sceptical or negative. They put their fears aside, and the looks on their faces showed how important this event (and the previous lessons) had been.
Leaps & Bounds for youth at Risk – Croydon, VIC
I organized Afrobeat to perform at our annual Mother/Son boarding weekend. We had about 50 boys, plus their mums at this event. It was extremely energetic, engaging, and interactive. The boys and mums thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were left talking about it for the remainder of the weekend.
Ballarat Grammar - Ballarat, VIC
Afrobeat’s Interactive Drumming Incursion provides a powerful platform for social and emotional learning.
Through the experience of ‘drumming together’ your students will learn how the rhythm and their relationship to each other IN the rhythm translates to their own life story.
Afrobeat uses the drumming experience to help students
- Express their creativity
- Be authentic
- Develop social skills
- Build confidence
- Feel empowered
- Build resilience
- Develop perseverance
- Relieve Stress
- Achieve a common goal
- Be kind to one another
- And most importantly, have FUN!
Students are also introduced to the themes of teamwork, communication, leadership, respect, community values, and life metaphors all which Afrobeat masterfully weave throughout the interactive drumming experience.
Why choose Afrobeat?
We LOVE what we do, Inspire others, and Make a difference ... to the BEAT of the Drum!
- Industry Leaders since 1998
- Specially selected Drum Facilitators
- Audience-centered Programs - 'It's not about us, it's about YOU! YOU are the Star of the Show!'
- Easy to work with
- Simple Booking Process
- UnBEATable Value
- We come to you!
- Quality African Drums
- Always Evolving & Innovative
- We deliver on the Experience!
Interactive Drumming - Incursion Options
Interactive Drumming Workshops
Suit: Whole Year Level or Whole School engagement
Group Size: Less than 100 pax per group
Duration: 30 min - 45 min Sessions
Single Session [45 min] or
Multiple 'Group' Sessions [30 min] one after the other
Optional ADD ON
Whole-group interactive drumming show at the conclusion of the day.
Interactive Drumming Show
Suit: Whole Year Level / Whole School engagement
Group Size: More than 100 pax
Duration: 30 - 40 min Show
FULL SHOW - EVERYONE gets a Drum!
Downsized Show - 20 Drums provided for 'some' audience participation on stage.
'Find your Rhythm' - Wellbeing Course
Suit: Class group, Whole Year Level, Whole School engagement
Duration: 50 min ‘group’ sessions
Delivery: Sessions delivered weekly over 5 or 10 weeks as an 'annual' Student Wellbeing Program
Measurable outcomes >
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