FAQ

Everything You Need to Know About Our Entertainment for Events

Expect a vibrant musical adventure that will build in pace and intensity into an explosive finale.

General

While everyone is different, our clients often choose to keep the entertainment a surprise for the audience, adding even more ‘wow factor’.

How does it work?

We have lots of different Entertainment options – both interactive & non-interactive. To get our options & rates, please request a quote and you’ll get it straight to your inbox.


What I want isn’t on your Rate Guide

No problemo! We may be able to tailor our entertainment to suit your requirements/vision. Please give us a call on 1300 781 380 or send us a question via our enquiry form.


What audience sizes can you work with?

All of them! We’ve performed in local parks & massive stadiums – no audience is too big or small.


Can you cater to my theme/celebration?

Absolutely. We can creatively incorporate your theme or other elements into any event.


Will I be able to have this at my venue?

Our entertainment can take place almost anywhere – indoors or outdoors. We are able to make whatever space you have available work for us. We recommend discussing this with your venue too or putting us in contact with them to work out the best set up.


How much notice do I need to give to book an event?

We certainly take last minute bookings – providing we are available. However, our calendar does get pretty full so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment and to allow sufficient time for planning

There may also be additional administration fees added to bookings that are made with less than 2 weeks notice.


What’s involved in booking?

We have made it super simple for you. There are 3 steps to the booking process:

  1. Let us know the event details & option you want.
  2. Sign a confirmation document to lock us in on your preferred date & time.
  3. Pay a 50% deposit.
  4. Answer a maximum of 10 questions (half of which can be directed to your venue contact).
  5. Enjoy the show & lap up the praise from happy guests!

What other preparations will I need to make?

We prepare and deliver all necessary equipment and handle all set-up at the location you choose. For audiences over 100 people, there may be sound amplification required, but we can discuss this with you and your venue.


Do you have any party favours?

We have memento’s available for purchase that can be given to your guests as a keepsake. You can even get your logo on mini drums and we offer bulk buy pricing. The options & pricing can be found on the last page of our Price List. To get our Price List, please request a quote and you’ll get it straight to your inbox.


Who are the performers?

Our events are always led by a Master Drummer from Africa. Depending on the option you choose, they will be supported by other drummers & dancers from Africa. All our performers are authentic African musicians/dancers… The real deal!


Where are you?

With local African musicians/dancers in each state and territory (i.e. Africans that have grown up in Africa but now live in Australia), we can deliver programs all over the country. Our office is currently based on the beautiful Gold Coast and our Artistic Director Tuza is based in Sydney.


How long have you been providing professional entertainment?

We’ve been doing this long enough (over 15 years) to know how to make an event a real success. Our Performers have even more experience, so you’re in good hands.

What Happens on the Day?

What time do you arrive?

We usually arrive around 20-30 minutes before a non-interactive event to allow plenty of time for unloading our instruments.
We are able to work with you to ensure our set up doesn’t affect your day – i.e. we can arrive earlier to set up and we can set up discreetly, so your guests don’t expect a thing until the big reveal.


What’s involved in the set up?

You don’t need to lift a finger! Our African Performers will set up their equipment. We’ll take direction from you or your venue or we can work out the best set up – we’ve had plenty of experience!


What about the pack up?

Again, we do everything. We will pack up immediately after our session, but we can also work around you and delay packing away so that your guests are not disturbed.


How long is the entertainment?

We have a few options for you from 10-60 minutes or more. Please take a look at our Rate Guide to work out your preferred option. Just request a quote and you’ll get the Rate Guide straight to your inbox.


Can we take pictures/videos?

You can certainly take pictures for internal purposes – can you please ensure African Beat is referenced so anyone who sees it can also know who was involved. We’d also love to see the pictures so if you could email them to us that would be appreciated.

And if you want to share any on Facebook or Instagram please use the links to tag us.

Payment

How much does it cost?

Our Rate Guide lets you choose your own African Drumming adventure. To get our options & rates, please request a quote and you’ll get it straight to your inbox.


How are your fees determined?

We take into consideration the audience numbers, location & number of performers to provide you with an all-inclusive price. There are no unexpected fees, as we understand that our clients appreciate transparency.


Do you charge extra for travel expenses?

If your chosen location is outside a reasonable driving distance it will impact the event fee.  We can organise our own travel arrangements. Our Price List allows you to calculate the cost for additional travel in most cases.


How do I pay?

When you make a booking, a 50% pre-payment is due to lock in your date & time. The remainder is due after the event (14 days). We will send you an invoice with instructions of how to transfer the money into our bank account. There is also an option to pay by credit/debit card (please let us know if you want this option) and there is a 3% processing fee for this method.


How do I pay by credit/debit card?

If there is no “processing fee” amount listed on your invoice, you first need to tell us you’d like to pay via card. A quick phone call/email is ok. Next, click “Review & Pay” on the invoice email & then the green “Pay Now” button. This will take you to PayPal where you can sign in to your account or continue as a guest.

 

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