African Drumming Programs for Community

The iDrum programs main objective is to build community, through African drumming, dance and the creation of drums and percussion instruments using traditional and recycled materials.


Let RhythmConnect come to your community and kick off the iDrum program with a dynamic rhythm charged interactive African drum and dance performance, this will inspire and generate enthusiasm.

Drums and Percussion Instrument Making

The first few days are filled with the creation of your own African drums and percussion instruments. Between participants we see an environment of encouragement and collaborationas they embark on this creative cultural journey. From personal experience we know that when participants create their own instruments they develop a great sense of pride in they work and on completion they feel a deep sense of personal satisfaction in their achievement, “great for self esteem”.

Drumming Workshops

Now the drums and percussion instruments are complete the rhythmic adventure begins, we either facilitate workshops in African Drumming or Samba, because participants have made their own drums they are engaged and excited at the prospect of learning how to play their new instruments, as the days unfold we start to see a dynamic community drum ensemble emerge.

African Dancing Workshops

RhythmConnect African dance workshops are fun, entertaining, full of cultural energy and alive with the power of the drums, dances and songs from Africa.

Teacher Training

We train you in the skills of conducting and facilitating African drumming and Samba. Through hands on experience you will gain the knowledge, confidence, and personal qualities required to conduct a successful and rewarding drumming program in your community.

Drumming and dance retreat

Every year we have a drum and dance retreat its a great time to learn, connect with other participants, make new friends and an wonderful cross cultural experience. Our facilitators are master drummers, dancers and singers from Africa and Brazil and some are also griots. Griots are historians of African culture masters of African music and dance, there history is kept alive orally by story telling and song and past on from one generation to the next. This ancient west African tradition is still alive today.

Come and RhythmConnect with the ancient language of the drum