Things To Do in NewtownFind Your Rhythm at The Drum Café Shop
Where? The Drum Café Shop, The Bus Factory, Corner President & Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg. Drumming address: Venue dependant.
When? Drumming sessins by arrangement.
How? Call +27 (0)11 834-4464 or +27 (0) 11 880-8339 or + 27 83 577-8899
How much? Price on request
Find your rhythm to the beat of your own drum. Stomp your feet in 'rain boots' like a traditional African dancer and learn the Gumboot Dance. Create dynamic music by simple clapping in groups or boom-whacking on a brightly coloured plastic tube used in African music. These non-verbal communication experiences are social, therapeutic and a great deal of fun!
African cultures throughout history have unified tribes through these universal musical languages which are tools today for group entertainment and team building. Drums to tap on and leadership to tap into are provided for the traditional African drum circle activity. Gumboots and professional wearers demonstrate African footwork to be mimicked. Boom whacker instruments and whackers of distinction whack up some serious beats. No experience is expected and you'll be amazed at your progress in a single session where even the self-confessed cynic and so-called musically challenged individual explores self expression through unified rhythms. Communication is raised with call and a response pattern, buried rhythm is unleashed and individuals create group impact.
These are interactive African celebrations which both children and the usually hard of hearing can find joy in. Hosted at a Drum Café venue any individual or group can add their beat or a private group celebration at your own venue can be arranged. Throw a 'Shebeen' (unofficial local liquor outlet) themed party and get the gang highly energised to the drums hums or sit back and enjoy a professional staged performance at a showcase production. Find your rhythm, lose yourself, and open your soul.