Drumming co za!
We specialise in all things drumming - from team
building drumming sessions, to interactive events
performances, drum sales,
parties, and more...
We have a passion for percussion!
For any enquiries or an obligation free quotation - contact
Where do we operate? - The Drumming
Guys provide team building & drumming services throughout
SA and abroad. We have drummers operating in Johannesburg,
Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban.. and where ever required..
we gladly travel to any other areas.
Enquire for more info.
Get into the groove with interactive drumming!
We come to you, bringing with us all necessary drums and
instruments. And soon you'll be making music facilitated
by our professional drummers - ideal for year-end functions,
team building, parties, tour groups, conferences, weddings...
We deliver awesome team experiences!
Team building sessions
Our team building sessions are high energy, interactive,
fun and effective. We have many years of expertise in
producing succesful events, and aim to bring you a memorable
and positive team building and bonding experience.
Team building utilising the uniquely South African
art form of Gumboot dance, where rhythm and dance combine
to create a unique experience. Within minutes we will
have your team working together - and utimately, collaborating
in creating a dance routine together.
Drum and instrument making
We teach your team to make their own drums & percussion
instruments, the workshop concludes with an interactive
drumming session - since you have to experience playing
your own drums & instruments once you've completed
A unique new concept introduced by popular demand. Enquire
for more details. It's an amazing experience of sound
Drumming for Schools
From team building sessions for staff or learners, to
regular (weekly or monthly) drum classes where the aim
is to teach the subtleties of percussion techniques and
rhythms - and set learners on a path to discovering the
joys of music.
Drumming is suitable for all ages and has numerous benefits
- including developing cognitive, memory and motor skills.
The meaning of Rhythm
What is the importance of rhythm? What does it mean
Here is an excellent exposition of West African culture:
drumming, rhythms, work, drum making, dance.. and why
rhythm is the heartbeat of their culture.
"Rhythm is everything."
FOLI - there is no movement without rhythm.
Here are some of our youtube videos of our team building
sessions, interactive drumming events & live performances:
Team building drumming session - rhythmic activities.
Interactive drumming - calling the rest of the company
to come drum!
Interactive drumming session for Merck 350 yr Birthday
- live broadcast event.
Team building drumming session encore - "We want
Client feedback -
"Thank you so much to you and the team for an excellent
drumming session on Friday at our team building event.
The response from our staff has been overwhelmingly
positive. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the drumming
session and it was very well conducted.
Job well done !!!"
Year-end function - drumming team building session and
Flashmob rehearsal (Drum & Dance)- collaborations
and custom made performances for events.
A unique show - combining African drums, Cuban percussion
and an electrifying performance.
Client Feedback -
International Luxury Hotel Owner's Conference
"Thank you very much for your performance on Saturday
night - our guests loved you
and everybody couldn't stop talking about how much fun
Drumming and Dance Performances
African drumming - The Drumming Guys
High energy West African drumming and dance. From welcome
drummers to stage performances. African drummers ensemble
- can include dancers and other performers. Performances
can be combined with interactive drumming.
Showcasing the dance form that was invented
in South African mines. Also offering other SA dance
Cuban and Afro-cuban drums
Cuban rhythms and instruments have their origins in
Africa, but have evolved over the years into a distinct
latin sound that is associated with Salsa, Jazz and
Salsa, Latin and African Jazz bands also available.
Middle Eastern Darbuka and Zaffa drummers
Can be combined with Bellydance. Very popular with Middle
Eastern themed events.
Traditional and contemporary melodies. Can be combined
is the Yoruban word for Woman.
Bata drumming is the oldest drum tradition of
Cuba, descended from African traditions.
Obini Bata was formed by Director Eva Despaigne and
other members of the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de
Cuba - Cuba's national folkloric music and dance company.
In Cuba the Bata are traditionally played only by men,
but Obini Bata have challenged centuries of tradition
and taboo by becoming the first all-female bata drumming
ensemble in Cuba.
See their documentary
on youtube - Una sonrisa para el tambor / A smile for
the drum -
more about Obini Bata here - performances, workshops
offer a variety of traditional and modern drums and
percussion instruments. Be it factory produced or hand
made - try us for great value and excellent quality.
We specialise in hand carved african djembes,
doun douns (West African bass drums) and other
african drums and instruments.
Souvenir Drums for gifts, or promotions
Custom Drums - we make professional quality drums and
instruments for the stage and studio - djembe, douns,
quinto, conga, tumba, bongos and more - contact
us for further info.
We undertake repairs to a variety of hand drums and
medical studies have shown the health benefits of drumming,
as well as a wide range of applications.
From group drumming sessions to individual therapy - hand
drumming has been proven to be highly effective and very
versatile, and has been used in a variety of therapeutic
The Drumming Guys
was formed by Johan Botha in the early 2000's.
Johan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the
University of the Witwatersrand:
BA - Psychology; English & Classics
- other subjects include Latin and Philosophy.
Our Approach to Interactive Team Building
We can custom make team building experiences to address
your specific organisational needs.
We like Musicality,
strong rhythm, good groove and tight playing.
We have a passion for percussion!
We do not subscribe to 1950's style psychology - repeating
slogans and platitudes is counter-
We are results driven - and have every intention of making
your event a success.
A background in Psychology
has informed our approach to Team Building - and differentiates
our teambuilding sessions from our competitors. (As well
as the quality of our performance.)
We recognise that since music is primarily experiential
- we do not presume to explain how you should interpret
or feel about the experience. We believe learning should
come from within.
We believe that people are the most important element
of any business, or organisation.
We employ a human-centred approach, and our sessions also
address the social
aspects of group psychology.
Because that is what facilitates real
team development - and makes the team stronger.
Client feedback -
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Jhb):
"Thank you very much to Johan and his team for coming
to host our drumming team building event. The drumming
was fun, energising and had the whole team dancing and
singing. Their performance was brilliant and well enjoyed
by all in the team. The drumming brought the team together
to all have fun together without considering which person
performs which role in the office, and outside we were
all just a bunch of people having fun and making music
Thank you again!"
Nativa Healthcare (Pretoria):
"As a social psychologist I can tell you this form
of team building really works. People normally take much
longer to begin socialising the way they are now- and
it happened right after your drumming session."
"Just a quick note to say thank you for the great
Everyone had such fun and it was wonderful to see our
whole department join in.
It definitely was a positive step towards Building our
Drumming Guys were chosen to do the live drumming sequence
for the official FIFA 2010 World Cup
The FIFA 2010 World Cup took place in South
Africa, the official song and video was commissioned
by the SA Department of Sports and Culture.
The video was flighted on all SABC TV channels prior
to and during the World Cup. Here we are at Lesedi Village
- filming the live performance.
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Johan Botha -
Cell: 083 550 6569