Fusion drumming is the interaction between various drumming styles, traditions and percussion instruments.
SILVERBLACK are South Africa’s foremost African drum act. SILVERBLACK is an electrifying band that has collaborated with global superstars Shakira and K’naan. SILVERBLACK’s non-stop pumping performances infuse drum African drums, digital sample pads and drum racks. This exciting line up has developed into a fast moving popular act on the local scene and has toured in the USA Japan, China, Europe, and across Africa. SILVERBLACK have performed on stage with 30 Seconds to Mars. The power band represents entertainment at its highest level, and were chosen to play at the FIFA World Cup.
SILVERBLACK pound out the rhythms of urban Africa – club beats and new generation traditional styles. From large scale stadium shows to main stage impact acts and viby ambient backgrounds, if you’re looking for a band with blow you away entertainment value, then you’ve it…. SILVERBLACK. view video
Our performers mix up African drumming and Western precision drumming to create an exciting fusion performance. The African women of the Drum Cafe’s drum, dance and marimba group, Basadi Le Meropa (“Women of the Drums”), team up with the four Western male virtuoso drummers from 1st Project in a sparkling fusion performance. Expect an original blend of the very best in Western and African musical traditions - rock beats grounded by African djembe drums and traditional marimbas creating trance-like house-music riffs.
Basadi & 1st Project provide powerful entertainment for grand openings, launches and media events.
Among others, Basadi and 1stProject have performed for:
* SAACI (standing ovation)
* Dimension Data
* The Department of Trade and Industry
* Old Mutual
* Alexander Forbes
* The Drum Cafe Book launch (Jacana Publishing)
The Drum Cafe can add Indian Tabla Drumming and Western Latin American drumming to the mix.
We offer anything from a small group to very large groups of powerful male and female performers.
Drum Cafe vs 1stProject
Some of the most talented African drummers from Drum Cafe have teamed up with 1st Project , creating an awesome high-tech, fast paced 40 minute show! Not only is the diverse performance filled with musically and visually impressive live percussion, but the show can be fully interactive, with every audience member getting a drum and playing along!
This show is truly the ultimate drum-off, and the result is an awe-inspiring collaboration between African and Western percussion!
* 1stProject site view video
Remember to read about the Drum Cafe’s exceptional Customised Drumming, Drumming Groups and Zulu Drumming.