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Become a Part of Working Rhythm

Drum Cafe has facilitated almost 2 million business people worldwide, supporting teamwork and organizational change – connecting human capital to company values and objectives. The Drum Cafe interactive experience engages the group, inspiring innovation and collaboration at all levels.

Overview

Below find a list of the Corporate Interactive Programs that we offer. These range from our fifteen minute Keynote Opener, providing a high energy start to the day, to our Flagship interactive program which ranges from 45-80 minutes to our Traditional Break-out, which provides up to three hours of interactive team building, celebrating individuality and commitment to a common goal. We also offer programs customized in length and corporate message. Contact Us to create a program specific to your needs.

Powerful interactive team building. Each participant is provided with a hand carved African drum, and our world class musicians and facilitators turn your organization into a percussive orchestra. We deepen the experience by demonstrating how making music is a metaphor for effective teamwork. When individuals create music together, each person gains respect for each other’s contribution and everyone learns to work together for the common goal of success.

A pre-event consultation is included with this program as we customize our program to deliver your company message.

Program Duration: 45 to 80 minutes

Keynote Opener

Powerful interactive rhythmic performance. Our keynote opener gets everybody on the same beat and provides a high energy start to the day.

Program Duration: 10 to 15 minutes

Keynote Address

Engaging interactive drumming coupled with a custom scripted message. Each participant is provided with a drum to play and our facilitators guide the experience (festivities). This program is well suited as an opening keynote address.

Program Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

Traditional Break-out

We begin as one large group. We break the ice and learn some basic drumming skills. We then separate into groups. Each group is led by a master drummer who teaches simple rhythmic beats along with singing and dance moves.

The songs can reinforce the company message that is the purpose of the meeting, a harvest song for a celebration of fiscal success, a birth song for new beginnings, and a unity song for mergers.

We then all gather together and each group performs their song. These performances provide an excellent example of how well teams do when they are out their comfort zone and support each other to achieve success.

After each group has performed we will debrief the exercise by delivering the important team building messages learned. We conclude with drumming and dance where we celebrate our individuality and our commitment to a common group beat.

Program Duration: Up to 3 hours of interactive fun!

Winning Team Break-out

We begin by drumming together in one large group. Group members receive percussion instruments and we break the ice by learning some basic drumming skills. The group is then divided into small teams and each team is given the task of creating a short performance piece which includes a chant. These pieces may include drumming and dance steps. The Drum Cafe music facilitator is available to help the group when needed.

The teams are then called back together and each team performs the piece that they created. The judges vote and the winning teams are announced to the drum rolls of the collected group.

After the competition the entire group plays together again, creating a unified, energetic finale. Together we become a humming, joyful, percussive orchestra! The facilitator concludes the event with every member joining in to play to the same beat.

Program Duration: Up to 3 hours

Percussion Interactive

This program begins with an energetic and powerful performance by Drum Cafe.

We demonstrate how a high performance team works together and begin the interactive component of the show. We then transform the group into a unified orchestra using clapping, vocalizations, and percussion instruments.

The show builds to a climactic finale as everyone experiences collaboration and unity.

Program Duration: 15-45 minutes

Symphony of Talent

Orchestrate your company’s success with the addition of Boomwhacker melody tubes.

Making music is a collaborative activity that every member of the group can participate in. A Drum Cafe facilitator can help your group become fully engaged, focused, and in tune, in only 20 minutes.

This program can stand alone or be added to any of our other interactive programs.

Program duration: 20-30 minutes

Drum Stick Interactive

The Drum Stick program uses rhythm as a way to bring people together. Drum sticks can be beaten against each other or on banquet tables as a way to help group members become more receptive and focused.

The sticks are easy to hand out to participants on their way into the ballroom. Once everyone has their drum sticks, they are led by a Drum Cafe facilitator in a group performance. This performance creates a feeling of connection for everyone who attends. The drum sticks then become a way for each person to remember that feeling of connection.

We offer these Drum Sticks as items that can be purchased for the group, and which can be customized with your organization’s logo.

Program Duration: 15 – 20 minutes

Gumboot Dance Interactive

The Drum Cafe Gumboot Dance Interactive draws its origins from the gold miners of South Africa. Miners were brought from many regions of the African continent to work underground in extremely harsh conditions. Having no common language, the men used their work boots (“Gumboots”) to stomp out complex rhythms as a form of communication.

The dances became a form of recreation and as a way to keep morale high. They created team bonds that bridged language, age, and tribal barriers. Today, Drum Cafe brings the power of this historic dance to corporate audiences.

A Drum Cafe facilitator will engage participants in an interactive Gumboot Dance. The program creates a communal melting pot where participants are brought together and the group learns to function as a cohesive team. This dance helps to break down barriers, and overcome perceived limitations.

As we dance together, we create a positive and powerful group energy. The Gumboot Dance Interactive uses age old cultural rhythms to deliver a motivating and energizing team building experience.

Program Duration: 45-80min

Dance Interactive

Our interactive dance programs bring your group together as they move to the powerful beat of live drummers. We use many different forms of dance for these programs, such as African dance, Hip Hop, and Stepping.

Your team will learn to work and play together by thumping, stomping and drumming. Drum Cafe will help your team will feel the beat and a common connection to your company goals.

Program Duration: 45-80min

The Drum Cafe event spread enthusiasm like wildfire among my Motorola division. I received more positive feedback from the division heads about this event than any held prior to this. I will definitely be using The Drum Cafe again! Thank you again.

Laura Lazano,

MOTOROLA

The experience was fantastic,and exceeded even my highest expectations and wishes! My staff was stunned, surprised, and enveloped by the magic. They are still talking about it and we are all working together to make the beat go on!

Gail Hansen,

CEO OF SUNTRUST

A unique teambuilding experience, unlike anything we’ve done before. ……….. Truly Stimulating!”

John Lee,

SENIOR VP OF CNN

The Drum Cafe team was simply amazing and had even the most reluctant among us beating a drum with the entire group in just minutes. We’ve had nothing but good comments from the entire organization and many of them are ready to do it again.

Tom Loehr

VP Procurement, Rolls-Royce Corporation

The Drum Cafe rated as one of the highlights of the week. Our teams left energized and very motivated to win in the market. Our objectives were all achieved.

Mark Barnard

VP of Unilever

You did a phenomenal job! The executives and attendees were amazed at how well you incorporated our mission and objectives. I can honestly say that Drum Cafe was the highlight of our conference. We continue to hear comments on how much fun the drumming was and how impressed people were with you. We couldn’t be happier and really wanted to express our sincere thanks for the performance you gave. You truly provided us an uplifting experience that enriched our event!

Kristie Schroeder

Starbucks

“To say the event was outstanding would be an understatement. The team led us through a dynamic, organized session with high energy and humor. This was like no team building we had ever experienced before. Our participants were engaged and energized, and the team building “broke down barriers” in our group to prepare us for the 3 days ahead. Some initial feedback from our participants: “This was the best team building event I have ever attended.” “My favorite part of the past three days was the drumming event.” We had 100% enthusiastic group participation. And even those people we had not expected to participate joined in with excitement.”

Jen Lukitsch

Johnson & Johnson

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!

Paula Heath

Microsoft

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