History of African Drumming

Drumming is an essential and intimate component of African cultural roots, recognized for its power to harmonize, communicate, and to stir physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies into movement.

Historically, African drums have been used for a variety of ceremonies, integrating storytelling with ritual and emotional processing. These were times of birth and death, war, and harvest.

Certain instruments were used to relay messages over long distances, known as “talking drums”. Some might call these the first telephones!

Significantly, rhythm served to welcome unity between tribes as individuals played from a universal place within themselves, feeding relatable connections and peace.

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Wielding the Power of African Drums

We apply these essential qualities of African drumming to a modern setting with our interactive drumming workshops. These drumming classes are offered in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast. Whether it is a workshop at a school, a corporate event, or another special occasion, you will experience reservations falling away as everyone taps into presence. Rhythm is a universal language, and it is a doorway opening up to authentic communication.

Just as different African tribes would join together in rhythmic harmony, so too can your school, class, or corporate team develop social cohesion through collective drumming. We are here to guide your explorations of the benefits of group play. We are here to help awaken a collective resonance as groups learn to listen to one another, respond with empowerment, and enjoy contributing to a shared movement.

When you pick up a drum and begin to play, your hands will heat up and buzz with a strong vibration. Emotions become stirred and their arising is given the perfect channel for communication: drumming! This helps us to process and feel heard in a way that extends far beyond the limitations of words. In an open jam no one speaks over anyone else, rather everyone speaks together.

Drumming Workshops Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast

Experience the enriching qualities of rhythm! We all have a heartbeat and therefore an intuitive connection to rhythm and all of its benefits! Feed your inspiration and forge healthy connections with those around you!


  • Thank you! The guys ran very professional sessions today. We were so happy with the overall day. Once again thank you for the experience. Staff and students haven’t stopped raving about it

    Nicole Readman, A/Deputy Principal North Lakes State College, Brisbane
  • We just want to say thank you so very much for what Nik did for us while here. He was great, and we have had so many amazing reviews from kids and staff.
    It was a huge task for him and we appreciate the passion and effort he threw into his work with us. We can really see he has helped so much to strengthen and broaden the platform from which we can now take on the whole school in depth. We are very very pleased and excited!

    Brydie Brookes Urangan Point State School
  • Firstly, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you on Friday! We have received a lot of positive feedback regarding the activities and also you personally which is always great to hear. Your unparalleled enthusiasm and commitment to the kids’ enjoyment definitely did not go unnoticed and we greatly appreciate your efforts.
    Once again, thank you for your involvement and I look forward to working with you in the future.

    Moreton Bay Regional Council Childrens Programs
  • Just a quick email to say thank you for the great day we had with Nik yesterday. He was more than flexible in what we wanted to do on the day and the kids had a lot of fun. The day went really well with the Principal and teachers joining in and loving the experience. My kids are not beginners and Nik worked well to extend them. I have more than enough patterns and ideas to go on and teach the kids now.

    Cherie Emerson Maroochydore State School