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Drum Cafe Team Building & Corporate Entertainment

What is Drum Cafe ? 

Drum Cafe is an interactive events company, born 23 years ago in South Africa and now operating in 19 countries. We have delivered events in 59 countries for virtually every type of meeting.

We have survived all this time because we solve one of the biggest problems that event planners face.

How do I make my event exciting, memorable, relevant AND valuable all at the same time?

Not a small problem. Without all four of those, the event will either be Dull, Forgettable, Irrelevant and worst of all, Pointless.

Drum Cafe discovered many years ago that we can be fun and memorable and that is what got us on the map. Drumming is exciting and wakes people up. It was not long though before we realised that that was not enough. We had to be relevant and valuable too and this is how we have done it.

We are:

RELEVANT  because we take the energy created in an interactive event and make that a metaphor for other areas of business. With the right ENTHUSIASM, FOCUS, CONNECTION, CLEAR INSTRUCTION AND IMAGINATION you can get a group to come alive. After we have done this with the drumming, we remind people that those are the elements that work in business too.

Music can teach us about life and about business.

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VALUABLE because we get people off their screens, out of their heads and connecting with the person sitting next to them. This wakes people up and makes them present. Once people are focussed energised and feeling present and awake you can achieve great things. They are listening to the message of the conference, building relationships with other guests and delegates and finally feeling good about being there. 

Getting delegates into a receptive, positive and awake state of mind is pure gold for a conference.

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EXCITING & MEMORABLE  go without saying for anyone who has been to a Drum Cafe event and after 74,000 shows delivered across the world for virtually every kind of meeting you can imagine, we certainly have learned how to do that perfectly every time we step out in front of an audience.

People are note easily impressed in this day and age and if you aren’t compelling you will be forgotten

Drum Cafe is a high-energy interactive experience that has been redefining team building globally. We are one of Canada’s leading providers of dynamic, interactive programs for team building and corporate entertainment. We’ve been changing the team building landscape by creating unforgettable events that incorporate interactive African drumming along with some of the world’s best speakers, performers, and a whole lot of attention to detail.

Our corporate interactive drumming for team-building programs, conference presentations and breakout sessions are designed to align with purpose, connect, collaborate, and to engage the beat of your corporate culture.

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients include prominent corporations like Microsoft, CIBC, Google, Bell Canada, Starbucks and TD all the way down to independently owned businesses.

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THE EXPERIENCE

ParticipantParticipant

Without a doubt the best part of the whole conference...music and especially drumming brings folks together in one mind and spirit...excellent way to send us back as a cohesive unit, ready to take on the challenge!

ParticipantParticipant

Man, that was FUN!

ParticipantParticipant

Great way to bring everyone together and end on an upbeat note!

ParticipantParticipant

The drumming was awesome!! I really enjoyed partaking in that, both before and after the speaker.

Danielle Moriana - National Digital Marketing Leader | BDO Canada LLPDanielle Moriana - National Digital Marketing Leader | BDO Canada LLP

Kristina, Chris and fellow drummers were AMAZING! We surprised, shocked and energized the crowd and it was incredible to see! Thank you!!!

Nancy Chobrda, Manager of Recreation & Leisure Services, Heritage PlaceNancy Chobrda, Manager of Recreation & Leisure Services, Heritage Place

Our event yesterday was AWESOME! We had the best time and definitely worth every penny. Chris and his team were amazing and they really got the residents going. The Burlington Post was at the event and took a ton of pictures.

Thank you again.

Christine Bellini, Coordinator of Regional Programming Operations and Development, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary SchoolChristine Bellini, Coordinator of Regional Programming Operations and Development, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School

It was a fantastic day yesterday and the students said it was the best assembly they ever attended. The students had no idea it was going to be so much fun.

Big thanks to the yesterday's drummers!

Mike A Cuma, Vice President Human Resources, QualicoMike A Cuma, Vice President Human Resources, Qualico

I want to compliment you and your associate for the incredible job you did at the HR Leaders Summit sponsored by McFadden Benefits yesterday. I have not participated in an event like the drum session and found it very enjoyable. You and your associate did and incredible job.

Thank you and congratulations on a job very well done. Based upon my experience I will keep you and Drum Cafe in mind for company events we host in the future

Hannah Smith, The Children's Wish Foundation of CanadaHannah Smith, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Thanks so much for bringing the rhythm and fun to Exile Island! The tribes and volunteers LOVED the Drum Cafe component of the day (as always). We really appreciate you setting the tone for an awesome day. And we’re thrilled to announce we’ve raised over $170,000, granting 15 wishes through Exile Island.

Larry FordLarry FordMinistry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario

On behalf of the management and staff of Huronia Historical Parks I would like to extend our deepest thanks for the Drum Cafe’s participation in our first Family Discovery Day at Discovery Harbour.

Over 600 visitors attended the event and we had not one single negative comment. Everyone was particularly pleased with the hands-on interaction of your team as well as our other presenters and performers. Yours, in fact, was a crowd favourite!

Hopefully you will consider joining us in future as we anticipate further such events to help promote Discovery Harbour and our region as a whole.

Thanks, again.

Larry Ford

Program Co-ordinatorDiscovery Harbour

Kelly Saunderson, Corporate and Public Affairs Manitoba HarvestKelly Saunderson, Corporate and Public Affairs Manitoba Harvest

Thank you again for a SUPERB session last night!!! All of our guests were raving about the activity. What a way to close out an event!

KoAnn Skrzyniarz, sustainablelifemedia.comKoAnn Skrzyniarz, sustainablelifemedia.com

We felt we were taking a risk leading an executive level business conference with such an experience, but it turned out to be a terrific decision... across the board that the experience was a complete hit.

Sabine Krauss, Hewlett PackardSabine Krauss, Hewlett Packard

Thanks so much for contributing to our event, it was fabulous, people were excited, and even the tough crowd in the back got into it!! Very well done!! It gave our event a great additional dimension, and quite a few people came up to me to not only express that they had great fun, but as well commenting how well versed you were with IPG, and that you probably knew us from before!!

Sheila Wortham, Director, Procurement, Horace Mann Service CorporationSheila Wortham, Director, Procurement, Horace Mann Service Corporation

We were so impressed that you quoted our Brand Beliefs and truly incorporated our corporate mission into the performance. In fact, that led to some fun discussion around whether Chris had memorized the info or taped it to the drum, either way, it made for a very memorable experience for everyone.

Craig Harlan, Senior Retail Manager, Kellogg CompanyCraig Harlan, Senior Retail Manager, Kellogg Company

WOW !!!The Drum cafe ROCKS !!!Melinda and the team exceeded my expectations and I did have high hopes based on our earlier conversations. They did a FANTASTIC job with bringing the team together as one gr-r-reat job leading the team. You definitely put some pressure on me for how to top this next year .... any ideas on what to do next time :)

Carey Gallagher, St. John's-Kilmarnock SchoolCarey Gallagher, St. John's-Kilmarnock School

I needed to write to thank each and every one of you for a spectacular Drum Cafe event yesterday. We were very impressed by the quality of the program and the energy of the three drummers, especially the leader Chris. The lessons he taught and modelled will last our students and faculty a lifetime.

Janie Thacker, President P2t.caJanie Thacker, President P2t.ca

Just wanted to say thank you!. It was amazing. The energy, the response I don't think anyone really wanted it to end. We're pitching you for another event in February. Will let you know the details as soon as I can.

Paula Heath, MicrosoftPaula Heath, Microsoft

Thanks to the whole gang for doing such a great job everyone had a blast at the event, largely due to the Drum Cafe. You guys were the stars of the day!

Kristie Schroeder Starbucks MarketingKristie Schroeder Starbucks Marketing
I think the best way to describe it is "completely blown away!" You did a phenomenal job! I can honestly say that Drum Cafe was THE highlight of our conference. You truly provided us an uplifting experience that enriched our daily lives!
Rick Mills, CMP, Director of Event Planning and Operations Marriott RivercenterRick Mills, CMP, Director of Event Planning and Operations Marriott Rivercenter

The Drum Cafe is a refreshing new alternative to interactive audience participation. The mystique of not knowing what it is all about until you get into the performance is enticing! You must experience it to fully understand!

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Why interactive drumming works so well for Team Building and Corporate Entertainment

In the business place, drumming works as an excellent catalyst for cohesion between individuals. Drum Cafe team building teaches staff to increase productivity and efficiency through better team work. Drumming is a universal expression that transcends all boundaries: personal, organizational and cultural. Many recent scientific studies stand by the benefits of drumming and some have even suggested rhythm as an important part of our human evolutionary process.

People get involved because they want to get involved. The message is conveyed in a manner that has proven to unite people since ancient times and creates a situation that is so out of the ordinary that it is remembered for long after, along with the core concepts taught.

Drum Cafe Canada’s most popular locations for corporate team building programs and corporate entertainment ideas include various cities and resorts across Canada in Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga and Niagara.

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