Community and Family Events
When we drum together, we build community ONE beat at a time!
Hosting an Afrobeat African drumming experience is a great way to give back to your community, strengthen your team dynamic, and foster friendship and support.
Remove social barriers in a non-intimidating, and fun atmosphere.
Participants relax, gain enthusiasm and the necessary confidence to fully participate in other activities together. Get people talking and feeling good about themselves and their community! Afrobeat creates an atmosphere of fun, success, and being part of something special. Participants learn the art of working together without words, building dynamic sounds and polyrhythmic compositions traditional to African Music, leaving them uplifted, energised and inspired!
We LOVE what we do and we do it with genuine joy and compassion. These traits along with our specialised skills and training; and 20 years experience working with diverse people and group dynamics makes us a popular choice for clients looking for something unique, inspiring and appropriate for their group or community event!
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What others are saying...
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 workplace. This was a creative fun approach towards team building and unity. Great right / left brain activity, providing creative escapism.
We had Afrobeat attend the afternoon of our annual planning day. I was overjoyed to walk into the function room after a break, only to find the room set up in three rows of chairs, with a drum in front of each. My joy grew exponentially as I sank into…
…the meditation and excitement of drumming within the group; after 40 minutes of this I was hooked, and myself and a colleague signed up to Janine’s community classes.
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.
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.
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.
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…
…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!
A fantastic high energy performance. We were clapping and stamping our feet from start to finish. Kept 550 kids enthralled for the whole show!
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!
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…
…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!
EXACTLY what I was looking for! The entire audience (Prep-Year 6, and teachers) was into the show. Entertaining and interactive. Fantastic!
Our facilitator was excellent the children thoroughly enjoyed their first session, as did I! Fantastic, enlivening, well pitched to children!
Performance was great, high impact, very interactive and absolutely loved by all the children!
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 Workshop
Suit: One Group - One Session - EVERYONE gets a drum!
Duration: 45 min
An exciting and memorable introduction to African Drumming! In this session we will have everyone drumming to the beat of large African bass drums. With every beat, the enthusiasm and excitement build as participants begin to sense the power of their individual rhythmic contributions!
Interactive Drumming Show
Suit: Groups of 100+, Community Events, Private Events
Duration: 30 min
Audience members are invited to take up a drum on stage with our team and join in the show, encouraging the entire audience to get in on the act through clapping, vocal call and responses, and dynamic dance moves!
Interactive Drumming ‘Taster’ sessions
Suit: When you don't know how many people to expect / transient festival crowds / you want to engage as many people as possible on the drums
Duration: Multiple 'taster' sessions delivered on demand over 2 hours
Capture the imagination of your audience and get your community talking. Go from making wild noise to making music together in just minutes!
African Drum & Dance Show
Suit: Audiences 100+, Community Events, Private Events,
Duration: 30 min Show
Get your passport and jump on board the African express! Afrobeat brings together the powerful rhythms, sweet melodies, and dynamic dance moves of West Africa. Led by professional African Artists in costume, you can expect a highly captivating and unforgettable Show!
African Musical Safari
Suit: Audiences 80+, Community Events, Private Events, Intimate audiences
Duration: 30 min Show
Think 'African Lullaby' as our Musical Safari takes your community on a relaxing but uplifting journey through the traditional sounds of the Kora (a 21 string African Harp), vocal melodies, dance, and story. Capture their imagination and inspire cultural awareness and diversity.
Beginners African Drumming Course
Suit: Community Groups, Community Courses
Duration: 60 min session weekly
Learn the art of working together without words, build dynamic sounds and polyrhythmic compositions traditional to West Africa. Participants will develop increased self-esteem, communication and listening skills, cultural awareness, respect, and tolerance of others' differences, and the ability to work together as a team to create music.
'Find your Rhythm' - Wellness Course
Suit: Community Groups, Community Courses
Duration: 45 min sessions, weekly over 5 weeks
The Drum is a vehicle for personal and professional transformation in this 5-week journey, that promotes new pathways to social belonging and re connection, while improving overall well being. While learning to play in a drumming ensemble, participants will be introduced to the themes of teamwork, communication, respect, leadership, and community values. Rhythm and group drumming provide powerful health benefits and metaphors for living life that will leave your team feeling positive, relaxed, rejuvenated, and inspired.