Welcome to Super Mande Percussion – African Drumming Academy & Performance

Corporate Workshops

Benefits to your Organisation

Gets your team out of their comfort zone, strengthening their roles within the group, this allows them to reveal themselves and unifies the group. Although not scientifically proven, drumming seems to stimulate creative problem solving, as well.

Here are some examples of the many benefits of group drumming through corporate workshops:

  • Group drumming includes everybody and by not being competitive, inspires a sense of connection.
  • Strengthens roles within your group, your values, and visions, and goals can be realised and reached.
  • Brings people together physically, emotionally, and mentally relaxing and energising the group with the flow of energy.
  • Motivational as it gets your team out of our comfort zone.
  • Involves learning a new skill recognising and validating individual contributions.
  • Elevates cognitive functions enabling more productive creative problem-solving techniques.
  • Breaks down social barriers, promotes freedom of expression through non-verbal communication, unity and cooperation.
  • Drumming together helps enhance your capacity to listen and through communication, collaboration and effort helps develop relationships quickly.

Mady Keita leading a drumming workshop

 

Corporate workshops in African drumming

Djembe drums for corporate workshops

About our Corporate Workshops

Several types of workshop are offered through Super Mande Percussion – African Drumming Academy & Performance covering various aspects of West African music, culture, drumming and dance.  The workshop format generally covers:

  • Welcome and demonstration.
  • Brief background and history of West African music, culture, drumming and dance.
  • Familiarisation with the instruments and warm up exercises.
  • Interactive session where participants learn the basics of African drumming and how to find their rhythm.
  • Opportunity for participants to improvise and create their own drumming solos.
  • Questions and answers.

The duration of the drumming workshops is typically around 45 minutes to 1 hour and shorter or longer sessions can also be tailored to fit in with your program. 

Super Mande Percussion – African Drumming Academy & Performance also offers corporate workshops in African singing, African dance, as well as a variety of other instruments from West Africa including the balafon (African xylophone), kora (African harp) and bolon (African double-bass). 

Enquire about these and other options via our Contact Us page.