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 15 years 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.
Check out our FAQ’s for more about our shows and what you can expect.
Minimum cost is $385* plus GST for up to 40 children.
For more than 40 children, add an additional $5 plus GST per head.
*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 download our rate guide below or 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 an 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
“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, 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
“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
“Absolutely amazing drummers that incorporate all of the children for an intense, fun and exhilarating hour of drumming and dance. Highly recommend!!”
“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
“Just want to let you know that the children and staff loved the performance… as I walked through the rooms afterwards the children were singing the African ‘hello’ song to me. It definitely made an impression on them so thank you very much for sharing your culture and music with us. I look forward to our next African beat performance!”
Heather Kilgour – Director, Campbelltown Community Preschool
“NBI is a not-for-profit organisation providing recreation programs to 6 – 25 year olds with a disability. African Beat facilitates 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, Northern Beaches Interchange
“Just wanted to say that our Centre loved African Beat. What a fun, interactive, energetic program! I’m not sure if the educators or children had more fun.”
Amanda Benjamin, Good Start, Gaven
“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 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
“Tuza 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
“Master Tuza visited our preschool, and wow what an incredible incursion!!! His tenderness, patience and understanding of young children did not go unnoticed. His musical ability is incredible and I would highly recommend this incursion for any school either preschool or primary. We will definitely be re booking for next year.”
Robyn Hill Cohen, Shelley Tots Preschool