The Drum Cafe Way
The Drum Cafe Way
Drum Cafe are the specialists at creating Team Building programs that use interactive African drumming to transcend boundaries and convey through memorable experience the impact of your message.
If you are looking for a team building experience that is truly unique and effective in helping you overcome the specific challenges your organization is facing then you have come to the right place. Drum Café is a leader in the development and running of customized interactive team building programs across the world and we are busy helping take companies to the next level throughout Canada everyday.
The reason we are still the successful at running team building programs after well over a decade in operation lies in our unique approach to using a powerful and ancient technique that has brought people together in creative unity since the dawn of time.
Interactive drumming is an immersive experience. It teaches us to be aware of ourselves and our own contribution and creative energy. It gives us the experience of finding our flow, letting go of what holds us back and tapping into something that allows us to give our best possible performance. But it also teaches us to find our place of harmony within the whole.
We learn real time through the experience of a drumming team building circle how to be our best selves and how to take an active part in our community and make a valued contribution. We also learn how to trust others to do their part, allow them to make mistakes, to get improve, become their best while we accept ourselves, acknowledging both our strengths and our weaknesses, and learning how to make our most powerful contribution.
Our interactive team building program was developed originally with input from a broad range of experts ranging from scientists and researchers to motivational speakers and CEO’s. It has been refined by experience with all sorts of clients and companies from different industries all over the world.
Drum Café offers team building sessions for groups of anywhere between five and five thousand. We are experienced at adapting the program to provide the most appropriate experience for the organization. The solution we will offer you will be customized. It will incorporate, with your input, your company mission, goals and recent achievements in a way that makes the lessons real and tangible, easily applied day to day once you are all back at the office.
Benefits after the Drum Cafe’s team building program:
The Drum Cafe’s team building program is designed to:
Team building has never been so effective! Each individual brings their unique sound into the mix to create a one-of-kind percussive orchestra-one that wouldn’t be the same without the people who are taking part. This is truly a case of unity through diversity.
First, we break down barriers, level the playing field, with an opening of non-verbal communication. Music is a universal language, that allows us in a universal way to break down barriers and transcend the difference among us as humans and individuals. In Africa and in many other cultures around the world, drumming has been used for centuries to bring people together.
Second, we align everyone to a common theme through the bass note, the foundation of the music. In every organization, before true success can be realized, there needs to be alignment or some sort. This alignment could be to the vision, mission or values of an organization. We use the power of the bass note, the alignment of the music, as the metaphor for demonstrating the power of alignment with in the group.
Third, we explore the diversity, in each and everyone’s unique and individual contribution through the tone note. Through call and response we teach the importance of communicating better by accurate feedback.
We close off the team building sessions with an interactive high energy percussion set, embracing diversity handing out fun percussive instruments, in an all out celebration of self expression and leadership. This is where we take the drumming skills that we have learned in the beginning to create music. A celebration of diversity, contribution and leadership.
Besides being effective for team building this is also a great lesson in leadership. Leadership is about knowing when to play and not to play. When it is time to take a solo or when it s time to support your piers. Through the rhythm, your organization will discover that the whole is greater than the sum of all its individual parts.
Turn your company or department into a community.
The Drum Cafe scripts, choreographs and directs team building programs and entertainment and matches it to the message you wish to bring across. In addition to team building workshops we also customise programs for tailor-made product launches to industrial theatre, our professional in-house team of artistic directors will design powerful entertainment, with or without an interactive element.
The beauty of our custom-made team building programs and corporate entertainment is that every aspect of the event is tailored to meet (and surpass) your needs and expectations. We take into account the culture of the company, the context and message of the event, time and budget. Your employees can sit back and watch the show, or you can select employees to rehearse and perform with our team. We also customise interactive events, where everyone in the audience participates.