African Drumming Workshops Sydney

Drum Beats African drumming workshops provide a high energy multicultural cultural experience for corporate events, schools & festivals. Our authentic African drummers and dancers are based in Sydney & Canberra and regularly travel to perform at events throughout NSW and Australia.

Our African musicians wear colourful costumes, some of the performers even perform in traditional costumes such as grass skirts with animal hide ornamentation & exotic headdresses. Learn more about African Drumming Options

Drum Beats
309 Kent Street,
Suite 33, Level 14
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
1300 749 846


Communication Skills – African Style!

Our interactive workshops include a drum for each participant and are conducted by African musicians who have lived and breathed music from an early age. Several of our artists are griots (griot is a term used to describe musicians who are the custodians of a villages history & stories which are told through music, dance and song. This is a tradition that is born into and passed down from generation to generation. Drumming is a particularly significant part of this storytelling tradition and in days gone by used to be the main tool of communication between villages.

This communication is the basis for our corporate drumming workshops and many of our African drumming workshops in Sydney and throughout Australia.

We also offer spectacular African drumming & African dance performances that are ideal for awards nights, end of year celebration, festivals & more! The performers are costumed in brightly coloured traditional costumes & provide a high-energy eye-catching spectacle for all to enjoy. If looking for an extra element to your African themed event we also offer a dynamic African fire breather & fire dancer!


    African Drumming Workshops Sydney


    • The children at our Preschool were totally involved and loved the interactive Drumbeats Show! The show was presented at the children's level so they were able to interact enthusiastically throughout! Thank you.

      Randi McHolme Avatar Randi McHolme
      August 7, 2018

      Everyone loved Cathie from Drum Beats who entertained and engaged families with her awesome drumming at our Family Fun Day, thank you.

      Mici Beer Avatar Mici Beer
      April 19, 2018
    • Drum Beats performed for our milestone anniversary, they go the crowd of their seats and involved them. Simply putting it, they we exceptional.

      Arvind Sood Avatar Arvind Sood
      October 11, 2018

      Drum Beats came to hold a workshop with 150+ year 10 students. The girls had a great time, learnt a new skill, challenged themselves and are still talking about this positive experience. Thank you Drum Beats

      Bianca Bennett Avatar Bianca Bennett
      August 27, 2019
    • Wonderful performance held for my childcare centre. Professional and easy. Every child had a drum, every child had a turn. A beautiful musical experience. Thank you.

      Angela Nucifora Avatar Angela Nucifora
      December 4, 2018

      Drum beats visit was spectacular, although we have a very small Centre the Facilitator was very accommodating. We have mixed age children and they all enjoyed the interactive nature of the performance, being able to sit on and play their own drums was fantastic! The Facilitator was full of energy and interacted with all of the children in a positive and engaging way. The Educators also loved being involved and we also liked how we learnt more about our world and different languages during the session. Thank you Drum beats!

      Brand and Slater Architects Childcare Avatar Brand and Slater Architects Childcare
      October 19, 2017
    • Drum Beats presented a workshop to staff as a team building exercise and as a away for staff to extend on some previous work we had done on focus for students. It was a fabulous experience that allowed our staff to reconnect as learners approaching something new, but done in such a warm and supportive way by the facilitators, that everyone was able to participate and take risks to create a beat. It was wonderful to hear the personal stories of our facilitators who shared their passions with us.

      Jennifer Hardwick Avatar Jennifer Hardwick
      May 2, 2018

      Everyone loved Cathie from Drum Beats who entertained and engaged families with her awesome drumming at our Family Fun Day, thank you.

      Mici Beer Avatar Mici Beer
      April 20, 2018