You probably never thought it was possible for a room full of children to be captivated by one single person. Our African Master Drummer will have the children spellbound. He comes dressed in a colourful and authentic African costume and brings a drum for every child.
Children have an immediate attraction to the drums and love to feel the rhythm. Interactive drumming is an excellent energy release, encouraging social interaction and building confidence.
With over 10 years of experience, our African Master Drummer is an expert at keeping the children entertained, through the use of age-appropriate games, stories and rhythm activities. This is a 50-minute high energy and interactive show, where every child gets a turn on the drums.
African Beat is authorised by the Department of Education NSW.
All our performers have Working With Children Checks.
Minimum cost is $385 plus GST for up to 40 children, and $5 plus GST per head for numbers greater than 40. This price is for kindys within 30 minutes of the CBD, during weekday school hours.
For further locations, evening or weekend times, or family functions please contact us.
- Promotes an understanding of diversity and cultural awareness
- Drumming is experienced in the overall context of its African culture
- Enhances listening skills, responding & communicating
- Improves memory and coordination
- Encourages social interaction
- Builds confidence
- Brings out hidden potential
- Enhances imagination & creative thinking
- Drumming stimulates left brain / right brain
“What an incredible experience we all had this morning. We were entertained by an amazing drumming feast from Tuza. It’s actually very difficult to describe Tuza’s passion and enthusiasm, which he showed us through a 50-minute interactive and exciting drumming workshop. The children’s faces were a delight to see and they were totally engaged by this experience. The air was filled with delightful beats and sounds and it emanated throughout the pre-school. The children all danced and participated with delight. The only word to describe the workshop is WOW!!!”
Terry Aizen, Emanuel Pre School
“A stunning performance! The array of instruments was awesome, the dances were energetic and the children were taught beat and rhythm in a humorous and engaging manner. African Beat will become a regular addition in our multicultural programming”
Cathie Heath – Director, Kids of the Castle Occasional Care Centre, Castle Hill, Sydney
“I just wanted to say a very BIG thank you. All the children and parents really enjoyed todays drumming show. Mohammed was AMAZING, he was energetic, fun and perfect with the children. The whole playgroup were on our feet dancing and enjoying the drums! I will be looking to book again next year.”
Dee Shackleton, Allambie Heights Farmhouse Playgroup
“Dear Salaka, we liked your drumming, dancing and singing. We liked when Sammy jumped with his feet in the air. We liked when you did the songs. We liked having a turn playing on the drums. We liked listening to all of it. Thank you for coming to our school.” The Children from Pre-Primary “
The Children from Pre-Primary “Madagse” from Clayton, WA
“African Beat was a once in a life time experience for all our children from young babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The performance was captivating and involved all the children. We had fun playing drums: Jili, Jembe, Lolu; dancing, singing along with the performer with a smile on his face and in his voice. The greatest of times and we are still talking about the experience!”
KU Concord Children’s Centre
“Absolutely amazing drummers that incorporate all of the children for an intense, fun and exhilarating hour of drumming and dance. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Northern Beaches Interchange (NBI) is a not-for-profit organisation providing recreation programs to 6 – 25 year olds with a disability. NBI invites African Beat to facilitate an activity for us at least twice per year, and each time we are even more impressed than the last. The facilitators are always professional, engaging and inclusive of all our participants. They keep our groups interested and entertained for the entire hour. Having facilitators who are colourfully dressed, lively and clearly passionate about what they do makes the experience so much better. We highly recommend African Beat to other organisations.”
Emily Cottman, NBI
“We recently had African Beat visit our centre. The children, staff and families thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the show. It was interactive, stimulating and above all great fun! We will definitely be booking them again in the future.”
Kellie Chahroura, Montessori Academy
“The Harbord Kindergarten children really enjoyed the Drumming experience. Because it was so hands on the children were engaged for the whole of the performance.”
Margaret Tilden, Harbord Kindergarten
“We recently had Tuza from African Beat. He was awesome. Children loved the performance and so did the staff. I will definitely book again for next year as it is so well worth it. We loved how Tuza enticed the children from the start to the end. The children seemed so interested in watching and playing the drums. A fantastic Show.”
Anna Valente, Montessori Academy
“It was brilliant! They were wonderful with the children. It was great that they were able to highlight the way of raising and caring for children and the significance of music in their day to day lives in their culture as part of the performance. We felt this was a really important aspect of the presentation and gave the children an insight into another culture.”
Julie Jenkins, Binnowee Kindergarten