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The Drum Cafe

  • Basadi Le Meropa perform for Bill Clinton
  • Basadi Le Meropa perform for Thabo Mbeki & Anglo American
  • A roadshow for 30 000 Standard Bank staff all over Africa & the UK
  • Drumstruck making waves on Off-Broadway
    See New York Times article
  • Launch of the Drum Cafe Book: Traditional Music of South Africa
    See Amazon review
  • Drum Cafe performs at Old Mutual’s 160th birthday celebration
  • The Drum Cafe’s FNB “Sophiatown Shebeen Experience”
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Interactive Events

  • Interactive drumming for Microsoft Tech-ed, Amsterdam. 6000 people
  • Standard Bank Roadshow for 30 000 staff in Africa and the UK, January
  • Interactive drumming for Ernst and Young, Florida, 1 100 people
  • Interactive drumming for Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals’ Pan European Conference (many language groups represented - event run purely with body language), Orlando, Florida, 1200 people
  • Nortel Networks in Beijing, China, 700 people
  • Elite Model of the Year, Nice, France, 300 finalists with Jonny Casablanca
  • SAP Germany conference in Stuttgart, 2500 people
  • Interactive drumming for Motorola, Las Vegas, 100 people
  • The Drum Cafe was awarded “official sell-out show” at Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
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Drumming Performances

  • The Drum Cafe trained 200 drummers to perform for Tony Blair
  • 5-piece drumming for George Bush on his visit to South Africa
  • The Drum Cafe drummed at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Basadi Le Meropa drummed at Budget Day Speech for City of Johannesburg
  • Wrote the music and performed at Miss South Africa
  • Opening night of Big Brother, South Africa
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Performance Groups

  • The Drum Cafe drum at Buckingham Palace for The Queen of England, during Golden Jubilee celebrations, watched by the entire Royal family and millions around the world
  • 100 Kwaito Stars perform at Nelson Mandela’s 85th birthday, Gold Reef City
  • The Drum Cafe trained 200 drummers to perform for Tony Blair
  • 5-piece drumming for George Bush on his visit to South Africa
  • The Drum Cafe performs at the opening of Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s new building, 1000 people
  • 30-Piece drumming performance for the Sasol Springbok jersey launch
  • Marimba, penny-whistle, saxophone and mbira performance for high-profile launch of Louis Vuitton’s hand luggage range in South Africa
  • The Drum Cafe and the Mzantsi Traditional Orchestra performed at the opening of Old Mutual’s new building, Sandton, Johannesburg.
  • The Drum Cafe and the Mzantsi Traditional Orchestra performed at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • The Drum Cafe composed and performed 20 minutes music for opening of 1 day cricket internationals (SA vs. Sri Lanka)
  • The Drum Cafe performed 6-piece drumming at the Christmas Lighting in Soweto and the AIDS festival in Newtown
  • Wrote the music and performed at Miss South Africa
  • Opening night of Big Brother, South Africa
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Shows/Theatre

  • Drumstruck is performing and making waves on Off-Broadway, New York
  • Drumstruck tours China, Vietnam, Australia and New York to great acclaim
  • The Drum Cafe’s customised “Sophiatown Shebeen Experience” for SAP, Sun City
  • FNB’s “Mam’Spinza’s Shebeen”
  • “Jozi” live at SAACI Conference, Sandton Convention Centre
  • “African Rhythms” at the Drum Cafe’s Book launch, Wits Theatre
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Custom-made Events

  • Industrial Theatre, Standard Bank Roadshow, 30 000 Standard Bank Staff in Africa and the UK
  • The Drum Cafe performed for SAP at Sun City over two days
  • 14-Piece Shebeen and Pantsula Competition
  • Praise Poetry
  • Interactive Dance
  • 10-Piece Zulu Drummers & Dancers
  • The Drum Cafe’s FNB “Mam’spinza’s Shebeen” show
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The Drum Cafe Book


  • New York: Sprint & Nextel $36B merger - Drum Cafe

    Sprint's wanted to make an impact at its acquisition of Nextel, so they chose Drum Cafe . What better way to unify 40 million customers. "Communication is changing, and we will lead it," TM. Donahue, CEO.

  • Europe: P&G Gillette Conference-motivating Managers

    Motivating over a thousand executives. Drum Cafe takes Europe by storm. A powerul and unforgetable conference for delegates and managers. Drum Cafe works with major corporations from HQ to local branches.

  • Drum Cafe with Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, John Howard and world leaders

    Our programs are designed for the highest levels. From top profile engagements with royalty to leading diplomatic functions with Heads of State. Here the Drum Cafe's all - women drummers perform for Bill Clinton

  • Drum Cafe performed for Nelson mandela at the 46664 concert.

    Interactive drumming for Business in The Community with Prince Charles as patron, 1,000 business leaders, London

Other Highlights

  • Sanofi/Aventis merger in Berlin, Germany, 1700 participants. African drummers and Western musicians on drums and percussion provided a fusion performance to represent the merger.

  • Unifem's 30th Anniversary - with host Nicole Kidman - Hilton Hotel NYC

  • MSN in Atlanta - 750drums

  • Drum Cafe New York helps facilitate the JP Morgan/ Chase/ Bank One merger

  • Nortel Networks in Beijing, China, 700 people

  • Launch of Coca Cola's Lemon Lite

  • Taipei, Taiwan: Foxconn annual conference 2008 - 10,000 people

  • Elite Model of the Year, Nice, France, 300 finalists with Jonny Casablanca

  • SAP Germany conference in Stuttgart, 2,500 people

  • Interactive drumming for Motorola, Las Vegas, 100 people

  • Interactive drumming for Ernst & Young, 200 people, Zambia

  • Old Mutual's 160th birthday celebrations

  • The opening of the World Petroleum Conference

  • The opening of Pan African Parliament's 3rd sitting

  • 5-piece drumming for President George W. Bush on his visit to South Africa

  • The Drum Cafe drum at Buckingham Palace for The Queen of England, during Golden Jubilee celebrations, watched by the entire Royal family and millions around the world

  • The Drum Cafe drum at the Atlanta premiere of 'King Kong'. Sigourney Weaver stopped to listen and enjoy!

  • 100 Kwaito Stars perform at Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday, Gold Reef City

  • Performed for Nelson Mandela's birthday at South African embassy in London

  • The Drum Cafe's all-women drummer perform for President Thabo Mbeki & Anglo American

  • Standard Bank Roadshow, 30000 Standard Bank staff around the world

  • The opening of the Nelson Mandela Bridge

  • Wrote the music and performed at Miss South Africa
  • Performed at Women's World Cup Cricket, as players come onto field. Music written by the Drum Cafe

  • Live performances at 1-day Cricket Internationals

  • The Tri-nations Rugby, 25,000 drums given to audience

  • The launch of Old Mutual's building in Sandton, Johannesburg

  • The Drum Cafe's successful interactive theatre show, Drumstruck has been performing on Off-Broadway, New York from May 2005 till now! Those that have watched the show include Nicole Kidman and Rosie O'Donnell etc

  • Drumstruck tours China, Vietnam, Australia and New York to great acclaim

  • Interactive drumming for Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals' Pan European Conference (many language groups represented - event run purely with body language), Orlando, Florida, 1,200 people

  • The Drum Cafe was awarded "official sell-out show" at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

  • The Drum Cafe drum with 1,000 audience members at the Tate Modern, London

  • World Record made at Australia Day! Interactive clapping in front of Parliament House in Canberra. 16,000 clappers handed out in a crowd of 22,000

  • The Drum Cafe drum at the Women of Colour Multicultural Conference, New York

  • Drum Cafe in the Executive PA Magazine Awards

  • The Drum Cafe drum for Camp Firefly in Atlanta, attended by Kirk Cameron.

  • Interactive drumming for Microsoft Tech-ed, Amsterdam. 6,000 people
  • Standing ovation for Hewlett Packard Event, 250 people

  • Interactive drumming for Ernst and Young, Florida, 1,100 people

  • Texas Library Association (3000 librarians at the capital)

  • Drum Cafe perform at the opening show of the 50th Anniversary Reunion Convention, Texas. Featured on the cover of the International Festivals & Events Association magazine

  • The Drum Cafe drums up tunes with 2005 Australian Idols

  • The Drum Cafe make music with Vanessa Amarosi

  • Interactive drumming, Woolworths, 4800 people drum together at Sydney Entertainment Centre

  • AMP - 1,300 Financial Planners drumming up business in Perth

  • The Drum Cafe makes music for Celebrity Theatre Sports and support Starlight Foundation

  • The Drum Cafe Singapore launches with a fantastic showcase at Legends

  • The Drum Cafe drums for a Wella product launch throughout Australia: Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane & Sydney

  • Drumming in Tasmania with Hotando at Cataract, Gorge & Launceston

  • Questacon – opening of a science of music exhibition at museum, Canberra

  • 8 events for Amway China, largest 2,400 people, total of 13,800 people making music with the Drum Cafe

  • The Drum Cafe drums with J8 Junior representatives, G8 Summit, Edinburgh, Scotland, 180 people

  • Lithuania State Bank and Hansa Bank, Vilnius, Lithuania, 700 people

  • All-women drummers tour Netherlands for the Festival Mundial.

  • Twice daily performances at the Toronto Zoo throughout the summer

  • Interactive drumming for a Dimension Data Event, 150 people, Mallorca, Spain

  • Interactive drumming for Deutsche Leasing, 1,400 people, Frankfurt

  • Interactive drumming for the sponsoring congress in Germany for the 2010 Football World Cup, 150 people, Moenchengladbach, Germany.

  • Drum Cafe wins Best Small Business Award at the Multi Cultural Heritage Awards in San Diego

  • The opening of the Women's Jail, Constitution Hill, 100 people

  • High-profile launch of Louis Vuitton's hand luggage range in South Africa

  • 30-Piece drumming performance for the Sasol Springbok jersey launch

  • Launch of the Drum Cafe Book: Traditional Music of South Africa. The Book has since been featured on 3Talk, SABC Africa, Morning Live, Radio Today & SAFM as “Book of the Week”

  • Nu Metro premiere of Drum (The movie), Montecasino, Johannesburg

  • 1 of the Drum Cafe's drumming groups perform for the Seikh in the Seychelles

  • Drum Cafe's all-women drumming group perform for BBC with one of SA's top choirs: Imiljoni KaNtu Choral Society

  • Old Mutual Road Show, 2,020 people

  • Nedcor Road Show, 2,170 people

  • Inauguration of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

  • Cell C Roadshow, launch of Sound of the City – Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg

  • Loreal, sound journey, launch of new Lancôme fragrance, Hypnose

  • Opened the Vodacom year-end function 2,005, 5,000 people

  • Received a standing ovation at the SAACI National Conference

  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange – various company listings on a regular basis

  • Interactive clapping at BMW's Family Day, Gold Reef City, 12,000 people

  • All-women drummers perform for Gauteng Shared Service Centre, Freedom Day, April 2005, 1,200 people

  • The Drum Cafe performed at the opening of Gauteng Provincial Legislature's new building, 1,000 people

  • The Drum Cafe performed for Premier Foods' launching of a new positioning statement to the media

  • Kaya FM birthday party

  • Vodaworld's birthday

  • 2010 World Cup Soccer Bid

  • Karate World Cup

  • CNN at Sandton Convention Centre and Journalist of Year Awards

  • Newsmaker of the Year Awards (when Mark Shuttleworth won)

  • The Drum Cafe drums with YPO (Young People's Organisation), 400 people, Cape Town's V&A Waterfront

  • The Drum Cafe drums with the entire Sales team of ABI, Sun City, 700 people

  • The Drum Cafe performed for SAP at Sun City over two days

  • Drumming for Telkom, 1,000 people

  • Interactive drumming for Avroy Shlain, Sun City, 900 people

  • Kentz engineering (25th celebrations), performed for 350 people

  • VW Bus Launch

  • Performed at Investec year-end function, 200 people, Kilimanjaro

  • Performed at the Nike Dance Event

  • Performed at FNB Million Rand Awards, 300 people

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