Every person gets his or her own instrument to play. Playing simple interlocking parts that soon become musical; the whole sound will be powerful, resonant and much greater than the sum of the parts.
We also encourage the participants to create their own rhythms, which often leads to a whole new piece of music.
In this workshop we take the notion that 'Rhythm is everywhere' literally and look at how junk and recyclable objects can be used as percussion instruments.
Instead of drums, bells and shakers we use rather everyday objects, such as barrels, pots and pans, jerry cans, wheel-rims, etc.
A drum circle is a facilitated jam session or a rhythm party. The goal is not learn to drum or play a piece of music with a patterned structure, but the ability to reach the state of a group mind. It is built on cooperation and listening to each other. It is a work in constant progress and real teamwork!
South African Gumboot Dancing
Gumboot dancing originated in the mines during apartheid in South Africa. The workers made music with the only things available to them: their voices, hands, and rubber gumboots!
Gumboot Dancing is a high energy, percussive, fun activity. The basic steps are easy to pick up and moves are easily adapted to suit different abilities.
African Dancing is a perfect way to break away from every day routines. All muscles of the body are stimulated in a most pleasant way. African dance is a good way to release stress and unblock your energy.
In African dance daily life is an inexhaustible source from which it draws its inspiration. It's expressive, dynamic, and asks a total involvement of the body and the mind.
Even without instruments you can make music.
Body Percussion is an incredible form of movement that combines dancing and making music in one.
Using your body like a drum-kit you can create amazing rhythms! Clap, snap, stomp and slap: this is a fun energizer!
Our workshops are tailor-made for each client and occasion. Whether it is a corporate event, team building, a school drumming workshop, a children's party or a private function.
We'll give a workshop that will suit your needs. Everybody can take part in our workshops, no experience is needed.