Christmas Around The World

Around November, many of us start thinking about Christmas and holidays. Australia is such a diverse country we thought we would take a look at how people celebrate the season around the world.

Our team is from Africa, so let’s start there…

Tuza, African Beat’s founder, is from Ghana.

Celebrations start from 20 December all the way through to the beginning of January. It is a time for family and friends.

100 Faces Of Small Business

100 faces

Earlier this year, African Beat, namely Tuza (our Artistic Director) became one of the 100 Faces of Small Business in Queensland. We are honoured to be whittled down to the chosen 100.
The 100 Faces of Small Business is a government initiative that showcases the human stories behind diverse small businesses and highlights their unique experiences and inspiring stories.

We’ve all heard that when you buy a product/service from a small business some actually does a happy dance! Well, when this small business found out that we’d be one of the 100, there was happy dancing x 100!

Which African Entertainment Company?

sydney excursions

Stop! Before Booking ANY Entertainment…

With so much choice online these days, how do you know which African Entertainment company to book?
Let me ask you a simple question… How do you know you are getting 100% Authentic African drummers and dancers at the best price? Can all these companies who claim to offer African entertainment be relied on? In our experience, no they can’t! We’ve heard some horror stories over the years and we don’t want to be tarnished with the same brush!

So, before booking, please consider the questions below.

Spring Clean Your Workplace

Workplace

The doonas have been put away at home. You no longer need to rug up like an Eskimo to get to work in the morning and when you leave, the sun is still shining.

Spring is here and many people are giving their home a once-over. So why not give the office a spring clean. Time to go through the filing cabinets, clear out all the many plastic lids in the staff kitchen and re-energise the team.

Giving the workplace a spring clean is more than just cleaning, it is removing any stagnant energy built up after a winter of colds and flu, the lower energy that comes when it gets cold.

Cleaning up gets rid of clutter … but where to start?

Team Building Doesn’t Have To Be A Drag

Team Building

The announcement comes through the internal messaging system – the date for the next team building activity.

Throughout the organisation, there are collective groans and eye rolls because the team knows it will be like Groundhog Day – the same old same old. The keynote speaker talking about teamwork and sharing a story while most struggle to stay awake and engaged.

Or it is a physical activity that gets the fit in the office excited but the ones who are not so athletic, cringe and hope they will be sick that day.

Or the trust fall activity. Yes, your colleague might catch you on the day but there is a big difference between doing something because you are expected to and being accountable.

If you are going to do team building, make sure it is something that everyone can connect over, that brings people together in the spirit of creating something worthwhile and also lifts the spirits.

A Hens Party Activity The Hen Would Never Expect

Hens Party Activity

Sure, the old faithful Cocktail Mixing and Dance Classes are fun as a Hens Party Activity, but we’ve all been there and done that. There are only so many willy straws and topless waiters a woman can take!

Above all, you want to treat your bestie to something she would never expect, something completely unique to make her last hurrah truly memorable! It is her Hens Party after all.

Interactive African Drumming is an invigorating hens party activity. It also provides an opportunity to bond with the girls while doing something none of you has ever tried before.

Drum Roll, Please!

Revolutionary Body Percussion for Team Building

Body Percussion Clapping

What is body percussion?

Body Percussion is traced back to the mines of South Africa, where miners communicated with each other using sounds and rhythms. You can make music even without instruments because your body is an instrument! Your body acts like a drum-kit which means you can create amazing rhythms through clap, snap, stomp and slap and more. So, the main movements that we use at African Beat are:

  • Clicking the fingers
  • Clapping the hands
  • Patting or knocking the chest
  • Patting the thighs with open palms
  • Stamping the feet on the floor

BOOM Beats – Interactive Drumming for Everyone

Boom Beats

BOOM Beats! A must-see show!

BOOM Beats! provides a rare opportunity that involves the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest, to boogie on down and have some fun together. Complete with an African drum on each seat you are drawn into not only a music lesson but also a visual & audible spectacle from the incredible performers.

The Salaka Ensemble

This group of musicians, singers and dancers, billed as Ghana’s hottest Drum & Dance Ensemble, have toured Australian schools & local communities for the past 11 years. Saturday, September 22, 2018 marks their debut Public Show, right here in Brisbane. The Salaka Ensemble are incredibly energetic and passionate about sharing their heritage. It only takes a few minutes to understand why – it’s truly fantastic. Their infectious enthusiasm for the music will create an overwhelming desire for the audience to experience this joy for themselves.