Festivals & Councils

Fire up your festival with African music from our colourful Drummers and Dancers. We offer African percussion stage shows, African fusion bands, interactive drum workshops, children’s entertainment and roving performers. As an extra special addition, we can also include belly dancers and fire performers.

Our performance is the highlight of the program for many festivals and helps to ensure the festival’s future success. African Beat’s professional African musicians have world-class experience and know how to engage and entertain any crowd.

African Beat’s live entertainment is also appropriate for Multicultural events, fundraisers and community celebrations.

Our experience includes:

  • The Sydney Festival (Spiegeltent) for which we were the most well-attended show of the festival.
  • World Youth Day (The Pope)
  • The Beijing Olympics Torch Ceremony in Canberra
  • The Mackay Festival Opening Night
  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • Sydney New Years Eve celebrations Hyde Park
  • Brisbane New Years Eve Celebrations Southbank
  • The Sydney Opera House
  • Tourism Australia
  • Ultimo Uptown Festival
  • Port Fairy Festival
  • St Kilda Festival
  • Tilba Tilba Winter Festival
  • Harmony Day, Official Celebrations Brisbane
  • Albany Arts Festival
  • Katanning Arts Festival
  • Harboursound Festival
  • Arts Sydney Opening
  • Art Melbourne Opening
  • Eastern Suburbs Children’s Festival
  • Halftime entertainment Foxtel – Socceroos vs Qatar Match, Melbourne
  • Fairbridge Festival


“On behalf of the Department of Premier and Cabernet, Community Engagement and Events Division, thank you and congratulations on a sensational workshop at the Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest. Thank you so much for agreeing to take part in this inaugural event which was about so much more than just football; by celebrating community and cultures of the participating nations, African Beat’s workshop was one of the absolute standouts of the event and you are doing a fantastic job in sharing your passion and enthusiasm for drumming.” 

Kari Pihl and Kerrie Wilkinson, Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest

“A huge thank you to the guys for being a part of the festival on Saturday. They were a massive hit and everyone loved them. Lots of comments and feedback to say how terrific they were. They really got the crowd going and the kids loved drumming with the guys. I will definitely use them again on future events, they were fabulous. Super impressed… what superstars they are! Huge thanks.”

Kerry Wotton, Director, 3in1


“Uniting Care’s Harris Community Centre has been fortunate to work with African Beat in various UPTown Festivals. These events have provided entertainment to thousands of people in our local community and African Beat has been one of our favourite performers over the years. Many members of the community have enjoyed the fun drumming sessions and even some have been given drums as a gift for their participation. Master Tuza’s performance is always energetic and full of rhythm. We look forward to working with African Beat in our future projects.” 

Oscar Sanchez, Community Development Worker, Harris Community Centre

“The Drumming was fantastic. We have had such good, positive feedback from some of our families that came through yesterday. The children totally enjoyed the experience.”

Kerrie Nobbs, Mobile Playvan