Fab Drumming offers different drum workshops. You can also have elements of the different workshops put together into one workshop. You can play djembe drums and other percussion instruments or beat our junk percussion instruments. Experience 'in the moment' music with a drum circle. Use your body and voice doing body percussion, sing African songs and dance African based movements.
Every person gets his or her own instrument to play. For groups up to 35 people we can provide a drum for everyone and we can add shakers, bells and various other percussion instruments to the drumming orchestra. 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.
Our educational school drumming workshops are a fun and dynamic learning experience, where the children have ample opportunity to express themselves.
After the drum workshop the pupils will be energized, appreciative of each other and very proud of what they have achieved.
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!
This dynamic and powerful dance style consists of rhythmic slaps, claps, stomping and singing.
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.
Don't forget to bring your wellies!
Gumboot Dance demonstration by SADDRO in Cape Town with Marion Nieuwenhuizen as an extra member.
In this workshop we take the notion that 'Rhythm is everywhere' literally. Instead of drums, bells and shakers we use rather everyday objects, such as barrels, pots and pans, jerry cans, wheel-rims, etc.
We sometimes call this workshop 'Communicating Barrels', because some instruments, e.g. the plastic barrels, are played by two or three players. This allows for interesting interactions.
This workshop also looks at how junk and recyclable objects can be used as percussion instruments. Teachers can use it to raise recycling awareness and the importance of the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
This workshop will make the participants see the objects around them with different eyes.
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.
It 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 most parts of the world making music, singing and dancing belong together. Why should you stand still when the music wants to make you dance? Why keep quiet, when the music invites you to sing?
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!
Every participant chooses an instrument to play, this can be a drum or a handheld percussion instrument.
Everyone is involved and contributes to the music. There is no audience, there is no right or wrong.
A drum circle creates a sense of community and connection and is a lot of fun!
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.