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What is the 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 80 000 events in 80 countries for virtually every type of meeting.

We solve the biggest problems that event planners face:

“How to make an event exciting, memorable, relevant & valuable all at the same time?”

Drum Cafe recognized early on that being fun and memorable was crucial in establishing their reputation. However, we also understood that to truly make a lasting impact, we needed to offer more than just entertainment. We aimed to be relevant and valuable to our clients.

Here are some ways we at Drum Cafe have achieved this:

Cultural Relevance:

Drum Cafe recognized the importance of cultural context and diversity. We incorporated various cultural rhythms and elements into our performances, ensuring we resonated with audiences from different backgrounds. By embracing and celebrating cultural diversity, Drum Cafe made the performances more inclusive and relevant to a wider range of clients.

Team Building and Communication:

Drumming inherently promotes teamwork, collaboration, and communication. Drum Cafe harnessed this aspect by designing programs and activities that focused on team building and improving communication skills. By combining the excitement of drumming with team-oriented objectives, we provided clients with a valuable tool for enhancing collaboration and fostering better communication within their organizations.

Leadership Development:

Drum Cafe recognized the potential of drumming as a platform for leadership development. We created programs that incorporated leadership concepts and exercises, enabling participants to develop and enhance their leadership skills. By offering leadership-focused drumming experiences, Drum Cafe added value by helping individuals grow and develop professionally.

Employee Engagement and Motivation:

Drum Cafe understood the importance of employee engagement and motivation in organizational success. We designed interactive drumming experiences that energized and motivated employees, creating a positive atmosphere and boosting morale. By providing experiences that left employees feeling inspired and motivated, Drum Cafe delivered tangible value to their clients by enhancing employee satisfaction and productivity.

Emotional Connection and Mindfulness:

Drumming has a unique ability to evoke emotions and create a sense of mindfulness. Drum Cafe leveraged this aspect by incorporating mindfulness techniques and emotional intelligence exercises into their programs. By helping participants connect with their emotions and promoting mindfulness, they provided clients with valuable experiences that fostered personal growth and self-awareness.

Social Impact and Corporate Social Responsibility:

Drum Cafe recognized the importance of giving back to the community and incorporating corporate social responsibility. We initiated projects and partnerships that used drumming as a means to support social causes and raise awareness. By aligning our brand with social impact, Drum Cafe demonstrated their commitment to making a positive difference and added value beyond their core services.

In summary, Drum Cafe evolved from being solely fun and memorable to being relevant and valuable in the corporate world. They achieved this by incorporating cultural relevance, team building and communication, leadership development, employee engagement, emotional connection, mindfulness, and social impact. By consistently delivering experiences that went beyond entertainment, Drum Cafe positioned themselves as a provider of valuable and impactful services in the corporate environment.

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.


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.

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.

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 not easily impressed in this day and age and if you aren’t compelling you will be forgotten.