Why drumming? And why Drum Cafe?

“Thank You, thank you. Your team was inspirational.” Al Gore


FROM PRESIDENTS OF NATIONS 
TO PRESIDENTS OF COMPANIES…

The world’s leaders trust Drum Cafe to influence change and motivate:
The Drum Cafe has worked with Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, Nicole Kidman, Will Smith, Steve Balmer, Michael Dell, George Bush, Linkin Park and many more…

Drum Cafe teams are the best in the business. The facilitators have had thousands of hours of experience in uniting groups. They perform for hundreds of groups every month. Drum Cafe drummers are the best drummers, motivators and trainers in the world and can teach your team to play a drum in minutes.

Drum Cafe can turn your team into an orchestra…. 1 Beat at a Time.

 

Drum Cafe ran a training session for the United Nations in New York. There were many celebrities there including Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.
Nicole Kidman helped hand out drums.

 

FIRSTLY WHY DRUMMING

Drumming has been used for centuries to unite tribes. Now its time to unite your organization through the universal language everyone that everyone can relate to. Through music. Drumming is something every culture can relate to. The first thing you hear when you come into this world is the beat of your mother’s heartbeat. We help your company rediscover their heartbeat. And get the whole organization beating as one. Drumming relaxes, energizes and motivates.

WHY DRUM CAFE

Drum Cafe are the experts in uniting diverse groups with drumming and music. Drum Cafe has over 22 years of experience in over 20 countries. Drum Cafe has worked closely with Richard Branson, Michael Dell, Microsoft and other fortune 500 companies, to teach groups how to work together and more importantly to have fun. Drum Cafe is always seen as the highlight activity in conferences, team meetings, end of year parties and seminars. We are now working virtually, turning your boring zoom session into a fun event. If you are looking for zoom ideas book Drum Cafe.
Drum Cafe has worked with 80% of the Fortune 500.
World’s leaders trust us. Drum Cafe has worked with Bill Clinton, George Bush, Prince Charles, Nelson Mandela and more.
Global influencers understand the power of Drum Cafe to influence change. Richard Branson, Michael Bloomberg, Michael Dell, Steve Balmer have personally worked with us to motivate their staff.
Drum Cafe is the ideal substitute for a keynote speaker. If you are looking for the best, then consider the stars we work with: Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Dolly Parton, Will Smith and more.

Drum Cafe has been trusted in some of the largest events in the world

  • Beijing Olympics, China – Drum Cafe performed at the olympic opening Ceremony.
  • FIFA World Cup – Drum Cafe has performed at the FIFA World Cup with Will.I.am, Shakira and K’Naan
  • Microsoft Roadshows – Group drumming uniting thousands of employees worldwide.
  • Miss World – Drum Cafe performed at the Miss World finals as she was crowned.
  • Bayern Munich – Drum Cafe works and motivates Europe’s elite sportsman who represent the ultimate in teamwork.
  • President of Taiwan – at the opening of the travel expo, Drum Cafe played as the president arrived

The Drum Cafe was founded in 1996 in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a tool for bringing together the country’s diverse and divided post-Apartheid peoples. Companies hired Drum Cafe to break the barriers that existed between communities. Drum Cafe performed thousand of group drumming events to unite diverse groups to a common idea. Music is a universal language — there’s rhythm in all of us ­— that allows us to communicate, work together and experience a common sense of belonging. Through music, we learn to be receptive and creative at the same time.

The methods of Drum Cafe are effective because, like a business, music requires communication and teamwork to reach its potential. As we all drum together, every member of our audience feels like a part of something bigger — while simultaneously gaining a better understanding of his or her individual role. The most significant lesson Drum Cafe teaches audiences is that we all succeed — or fail — together.

The Accountant Story
We arrive at the venue to prepare for the group drumming component of the conference. To the surprise of a waitress, we start unloading drum after drum and by the time we get to 50, she asks, “Who is going to play all those drums?”

We say “200 accountants”.
We unpack 200 drums and form a circle of chairs. The delegates are completely unaware that they are about to drum and are now beginning to arrive at the venue for their annual conference. We begin to play our drums announcing that the program is about to commence.
When the accountants enter the room, they are truly surprised. On each seat, is a drum, and as they move through the room and find a seat, the music continues, filling the room and creating an electric atmosphere.

Tentatively, a few brave individuals start beating away on their drums. An enthusiastic person gets carried away with the energy in the room and leaps into the middle of the circle for a quick dance to the wild applause and cheers of the group. The rhythm becomes infectious and soon everybody is tapping on his/her drum.

Then, without saying a word, our facilitator gets up and starts to orchestrate the group with a repertoire of body language signals, bringing the 200 entry-level musicians into perfect harmony. This is the beginning of the magic of the Drum Cafe drum circle…

During the course of an hour, participants are taught simple drumming rhythms through our successful methodology. We alternate drumming performances with interactive sessions to create a magical event where the audience themselves are the orchestra. At the end of the hour, participants are left feeling energized and exhilarated both as individuals and as a group.

Drum Cafe perform for George Bush Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell. George Bush was fun and danced some traditional Zulu dance moves with us.

Drum Cafe produced the hit broadway show Drumstruck. This is what Dolly Parton had to say about Drum Cafe’s Drumstruck when we met her on stage in Dollywood.

“I am Dumbstruck for Drumstruck.” Dolly Parton “Wow what energy!”

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK

“Your team always go the extra mile in understanding and listening to our company culture. Your customized drumming teambuilding never fails to deliver amazing results. You guys rock!”

“Nothing that I have ever participated in 20 years through Chubb has had an impact on me the way that Drum Cafe did”

“We came as individuals, we left as an orchestra.”

“The world’s leaders trust Drum café for team building. Worked with Richard, Branson, Virgin. Bill Clinton, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bayern Munich, Nelson Mandela and more…”