Team Drum Building is based on learning how to communicate, negotiate and work as a team to build a common goal or drum.

Have you ever thought about how a drum is created?  Drums and Rhythm offer an team building experience that you will find hard to forget.  Drum building is a skill that can be re-created for years to come, and creating and owning a hand carved djembe drum is a fantastic achievement!

The Djembe Drum has a fantastic cultural heritage in Africa.  It is the drum of the Mandinka people, and dates back to the 12th Century.

The benefits of Djembe Drumming are well known, with the most significant being ‘stress reduction’.  Studies have demonstrated that regular participation in drumming helps boost the immune system.

Our experienced drum makers will spend time demonstrating the learning process.  When you build your own drum and customise it the way you want, it can be a very satisfying ‘hands-on experience’, that will create a connection between you and your drum forever!

How It Works

There are 3 options to choose from.  Please see below for more details:-

Day 1

*Level the rim and oil the shell, prepping the shell from scratch

*Apply the rope to the drum

*Evening Event: Interactive gumboot dancing, african dancing, and fire dancing

Day 2

*Shave and skin the drum

*Evening Event: Interactive gumboot dancing, african dancing, and fire dancing

Day 3

*Final tune up of the drum you have made!

*Evening Event:  Drumming session with your brand new drum!

We provide a sound system, background music, microphone, additional team building activities in the morning and evening.

Day 1

*Each delegate is given a prepared shell

*Apply the rope to the drum

*Evening Event:  Interactive gumboot dancing, african dancing, and fire dancing

Day 2

*Skin and shave the drum

*Evening Event: Drumming sessions with your new drum

We provide a sound system, background music, microphone, additional team building activities in the morning and evening.

Day 1

*A team of 5 will be presented with a prepared shell to work on

*Apply the rope to the drum

*Evening Event:  Interactive gumboot dancing and fire dancing

Day 2

*Shave and skin the drum

*Evening Event:  Drumming session

We provide a sound system, background music, microphone, additional team building activities in the morning and evening.

ABOUT THE DRUM

Shells
We provide imported authentic hand carved wooden Djembe Shells from Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Skins
The standard skin we provide is goat’s skin, which we import from Western Africa.

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Finishings

We ensure your drum is looking its best by finishing off with a matt oiled surface

Fabrics and Rope

We can offer a variety of different fabrics and ropes to personalise your drum, or use your company colours to brand your drum.

Further Branding

We also offer further branding of your company, with the options to transfer company logos on the skin and branding the wood.  Please ask for further details (Lead time 7 days to allow for printing)

‘BUILDING TEAMS WITH DRUMS’