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  2. 4. Business In The Community event with Prince Charles, 1300 Delegates, London.
  3. 5. Drumcafe is an interactive drumming company, providing the ultimate in event entertainment. We have done over 4000 events in 19 Countries for 180 of the top 400 companies in the world. This concept is fast becoming one of the most dynamic and exciting additions to any event. We use some of the top musicians and facilitators in the world to add magic to your conference, teambuilding event, celebration, product launch or training program. Each delegate gets a drum and we will transform your group into a drumming orchestra. Within 15 minutes your company will be making music together.
  4. 6. Every delegate gets an African drum … from 10 to 6000 delegates. We alternate performance drumming with the interactive event to create a magical event where the audience themselves are the orchestra. How does it work ? Participants leave feeling invigorated, relaxed energised and with an experience of unity they will never forget. Our facilitators, with the experience of over 4000 events, turns the group into an orchestra. The entire event is between 40 – 90 minutes and is all done in the same room as the speeches or presentation.
  5. 7. What are the benefits of Drumcafe ? Drumming is a powerful experience of unity for a group. Sometimes this is the first time a large group have ever actually done something TOGETHER. A drum session will RELAX and ENERGISE an audience, leaving them refreshed, revitalised and ready for more information, training, work etc The experience is extremely unusual and will be remembered for a long time. It will mark the occasion as something special, and will be talked about for long after the event itself. There are many “learnings” gained from a Drumcafe session and the analogies between an orchestra and a team can give great insight. There has to be collaboration, listening and contribution of energy. The synergy between an individual and the group is the essence of teamwork. A piece of music, like a company, is made of many parts which have to work in harmony together to succeed. Its fun and everybody can join in. It breaks the ice and gets everyone into a great mood. You get to see a different side to your colleagues. Unique Learning and Insight Mental and Physical Shift An Experience of Unity Fun and breaking barriers
  6. 9. Where can you use Drumcafe ? Adding an interactive element will make it exciting, energising and unforgettable. Energise the opening and you will feel the effect the whole day … end on a high note for the closing. <ul><li>The drum session is an analogy for teamwork and we will facilitate both the session, and if necessary, a discussion afterwards around the “learnings”. We can create a programme specifically for you, for example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unity in Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The whole is greater than the sum of its parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Something in the company represents the base rhythm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group energy is the key to teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid Capability development </li></ul></ul>We have drummed for black tie events , formal dinners etc . The drumming will break the ice and create a relaxed and positive atmosphere while at the same time offering an unusual theme. Drumming is a great experience to give to your team. Besides the obvious fun factor there are many other benefits too. Awards Ceremonies Staff parties and incentive groups Team building Training Opening and closing of Conferences
  7. 12. “ I have been told you were inspirational, made people happy made them cry…all I know is that the abiding memory from the two days for the 1800 people that went through all the events will be the drumming. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all … Our Chairman left the Hilton saying we should never run another event without you” Gail Greengross, Business in the Community. (President : HRH the Prince of Wales) “ The drum session was the highlight of our entire weekend” Sans Fibres “ Thank you for making our annual sales and marketing conference such an incredible success. Unforgettable, magnificent accomplishment … highly professional.” Legacy Hotels and Resorts “ Spine tingling and energising…we definitely started this project on the right beat !!!” Old Mutual (15 sessions in 2001) “ I can only say you “Wowed” our visitors from the UK and Australia and enthralled us all right through to our bones, and I mean that very literally .…a wonderful, exciting and unique experience, If only everyone could drum just for an hour a week, imagine how many doctors would be put out to pasture.” Round Square conference “ Thank you for the fantastic drumming session, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. On an organisational level, I would like to thank the Drum Café for their professionalism in all aspects of making the session a success it was.” UCT Graduate School of Business MBA Class (Drum Café is used in most MBA programmes at UCT) &quot;I feel more at peace than I've been for months. I loved the rhythmical, hypnotic feeling – it's both tranquillizing and energising.&quot; Shona Bagley, Editor Elle Magazine &quot;Without a doubt a wonderful way to bring people together. We can't wait for the next drumming session.“BMW SA What our Clients say…
  8. 13. “ My favourite moment was standing back from it all and just admiring the expressions on peoples faces of absolute absorption and with smiles of indescribable joy and happiness. As a friend said to me, it was a chance for everyone to lose all inhibitions and to let down their guard and become fully involved in the electric atmosphere surrounding them. I've now got the bug and want to do more!” Chloe Hill, Organiser of St Mungos Fundraising event UK (200 participants) “ The feedback was fantastic. People were phoning home immediately after the event to tell their wives/husbands what they had done…really helped to cement the team….You clearly picked up on the ability of the participants just right … “Banner Mcbride UK “ Many thanks for helping us make music, the drumming session was most definitely the highlight of the weekend. What a fantastic show.” BP “ It was an incredible event, I was one of the lucky participants in your drum event in July in Liverpool and thanks for such an inspiring time you shared with us.” British Council UK (Liverpool 300 delegates) “ Your group is fantastic, the style marvelous, the cohesiveness you bring to any group of people is extraordinary and the joy and exhilaration we experienced unsurpassed. “ Care International “ -Thank you so much for your help in making our launch a huge success! We have received wonderful feedback about the whole evening - in particular with regard to the excellent show you and your team put on. It was great to have our Executive Committee members and guests drumming to the same beat. It really hit home.” “Really energising - I was still trying to settle down when I finally got into bed back in Wiltshire! The drumming was a fantastic idea!&quot; Barclays , Lombard St , London UK … more client comments
  9. 14. Avis Alexander Forbes American Express Anglo American Arthur Andersen Advatek Abbott Diagnostics UK Barclays BOE BMW UK BMW World Golf BAT BP Brightest Young Minds Beecham The British Council BITC British American Tobacco BT Caltex Coca Cola Media 24 Publishing Co Microsoft Media 24 Master foods Marlborough & Sterling Metropolitan Life Markhams Marks & Spencer Microsoft MWeb Nedbank Nestle NHS Nike Old Mutual O2 Panasonic Pricewaterhouse Coopers Red Bull Rand Merchant Bank Sainsbury’s SARS Siemens Concord Travel Disney Dept. of Labor DDB Dept of Agriculture Deutsche Bank Discovery Health Eskom Engen Ernst and Young Fairheads International First National Bank Trust Guinness Green Cross Graduate School of Business Global Technology Glaxo Hewlett Packard Investec JP Morgan Kodak KFM Legal Aid Board Swedish Filmboard Sanlam SAICA Safmarine South African Airways Standard Bank S.A.Breweries Shell Spar Smithkline Symbian Technology Telkom Tesco’s UCT Oliver Tambo UDV Unilever Vital Health World Health Org YPO Wellcome IBM Investec Bank Our clients include
  10. 15. Following is an article from People dynamics magazine which talks in depth about the benefits of drumming.
  11. 16. <ul><ul><li>“ WE NEED AN ACTIVITY THAT WILL DE-STRESS OUR PEOPLE,” SAID THE MD, “BUT AT THE SAME TIME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT PUT THEM TO SLEEP. SOMETHING THAT WILL REALLY MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER ABOUT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THEMSELVES. SOMETHING ACTIVE, CHALLENGING, AND AT THE SAME TIME FUN... AND I DON’T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WANT TO REPEAT OUR LAST WEEKEND AWAY THING DOWN AT THE FARM.” THE ANSWER, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACCORDING TO SOME, IS A CORPORATE DRUMMING EVENT, A RELATIVE NEWCOMER TO THE ORGANISATIONAL SCENE.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOR THOSE WHO QUESTION the validity of drumming in the business sphere, there is some use in thinking about its history. For centuries it has been a part of the world’s indigenous peoples’ culture. It has always been an important part of the ceremony at weddings, births, deaths, harvest, rites of passage. It unifies people. Today, pure percussion activities can be enjoyed by all, regardless of ethnic and cultural background, musical preferences or age range, making participation effective in creating and promoting fun and positive multi generational experiences. The specific percussion activities used in South Africa are based on a number of ethnic traditions including African (especially West African), South and Central American, Middle Eastern and Native American.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The drumming event Participants sit in a circle and actively make music together, learning simple rhythms which create a strong sense of group identity and belonging. Sustained repetition of a steady beat acts to bring them together physically, emotionally and mentally. The challenge is to ensure that each person feels that they are an integral part of the process and that their rhythmic output contributes to the group’s performance, increasing team spirit. But drumming is not only about team development, it is also about personal growth. The iterative nature of the sound focuses the mind and undivided attention helps let go typical mental distractions that interfere with being centred and energised. Through the sound and the beat, body and mind are vitalised and motivated, encouraging an enhanced clarity of focus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition, the recurrent circular rhythms interspersed at intervals with new or additional poly-rhythms, can be seen a metaphors for adjustment and change. The introduction of these variations is an insightful way to break rigid patterns of communication in a non- threatening context. Participants become conscious of the need to be adaptable, flexible and open to fresh thoughts and ideas. </li></ul></ul>Article from People Dynamic Magazine
  12. 17. Another learning point is that if individuals fall out and lose the beat, there are always others to pull them back. The strength of the group keeps the rhythm going and gets them back on track. This adjustment is a useful metaphor for developing new patterns, belief systems, and better ways of interacting as a team. The analogy with the workplace is obvious. A good thing about drumming is that it is accessible to all. People can participate even though they have little or no previous musical background o training. This allows for immediate success regardless of the player’s musical aptitude, physical ability or disability. But drumming is much more than accessibility and physical activity. Good drumming can be likened to ongoing conversation. First the call and response patterns require excellent listening, both the time of change and the type of change. Second, drummers must listen to each other to play together in perfect tempo. This is not the moment to be ahead or behind the group, it is the opportunity be one with the group. The repetitive nature of drumming makes it a de-stresser. Research indicates that drumming for even brief periods, changes brainwave patterns and dramatically reduces stress. Through letting off steam a sense of balance is created, which is said to be the healthiest, most accessible and fastest way to reconnect with the “inner spirit”. The research into healing effects of this ancient practice are ongoing. As the body becomes comfortable with a pattern that has been repeated for an extended time the conscious mind relaxes, and tensions and inhibitions are let go. Physiological changes that occur in the brain and body and, as a result, participants enter a state of relaxed, effortless, energized clarity that athletes and martial arts experts experience. They encounter feelings of inner strength and the ability to take on challenges, as well as create a connectedness to others in the team. These feelings are the same whether the group is a village, an organization, It is part of our natural heritage. Major articles describing the healing effects of this ancient practice have appeared in newspapers and magazines, such as the New York Times and Newsweek. These and other articles have reported results of studies demonstrating the calming focusing effect of group drumming sessions on a variety of audiences. In the United States, such major corporations as Motorola, AT&T, and Levi Strauss, use drumming to promote team building in middle management . … continuation of article …
  13. 18. Another learning point is that if individuals fall out and lose the beat, there are always others to pull them back. The strength of the group keeps the rhythm going and gets them back on track. This adjustment is a useful metaphor for developing new patterns, belief systems, and better ways of interacting as a team. The analogy with the workplace is obvious. A good thing about drumming is that it is accessible to all. People can participate even though they have little or no previous musical background o training. This allows for immediate success regardless of the player’s musical aptitude, physical ability or disability. But drumming is much more than accessibility and physical activity. Good drumming can be likened to ongoing conversation. First the call and response patterns require excellent listening, both the time of change and the type of change. Second, drummers must listen to each other to play together in perfect tempo. This is not the moment to be ahead or behind the group, it is the opportunity be one with the group. The repetitive nature of drumming makes it a de-stresser. Research indicates that drumming for even brief periods, changes brainwave patterns and dramatically reduces stress. Through letting off steam a sense of balance is created, which is said to be the healthiest, most accessible and fastest way to reconnect with the “inner spirit”. The research into healing effects of this ancient practice are ongoing. As the body becomes comfortable with a pattern that has been repeated for an extended time the conscious mind relaxes, and tensions and inhibitions are let go. Physiological changes that occur in the brain and body and, as a result, participants enter a state of relaxed, effortless, energized clarity that athletes and martial arts experts experience. They encounter feelings of inner strength and the ability to take on challenges, as well as create a connectedness to others in the team. These feelings are the same whether the group is a village, an organization, It is part of our natural heritage. Major articles describing the healing effects of this ancient practice have appeared in newspapers and magazines, such as the New York Times and Newsweek. These and other articles have reported results of studies demonstrating the calming focusing effect of group drumming sessions on a variety of audiences. In the United States, such major corporations as Motorola, AT&T, and Levi Strauss, use drumming to promote team building in middle management . … continuation of article …
  14. 19. Benefits to the organization Playing music as part of a group is a unique opportunity for employees to learn how to be part of a team while still having the opportunity to express their individual creative talents in a structured way. Results of drumming sessions indicate increased cooperation, improved problem solving skills and enhanced workplace harmony.   Experienced drum circle facilitators play a pivotal role in assisting the group to develop a unified focus and making the experience positive and enjoyable for all participants. Ideally facilitators should have an understanding of group processes and learning styles. No matter how diverse the group, they should adapt and present material in a variety of forms to empathies with the needs of the participants, both individually and as a group, in order to create an environment that results in a constructive and useful learning experience for all. Furthermore, they can add to the cultural diversity of the group’s experience by sharing their knowledge of world music. Common points raised include gaining a greater insight into their own potential, the importance of team work, the fact that they can work alongside others, whether they like them or not. They are often surprised by the ability of others whom they have not previously seen as having any skills. They see that togetherness, unity of direction and purpose as well as the impact of the event, encourage positive outcomes.   Conclusion: Group drumming is a powerful vehicle which creates excitement, connecting individuals to the new and shared experience of making music together, helping them step outside of their normal entrenched patterns of learned interaction. The resulting shift in perception, raised spirits and feelings of personal and group power is immediately transferable to the workplace. Organizations have lost something in the relentlessly focused pursuit of production and profits: camaraderie, loyalty, a sense of family — and fun.   Coming together to play music can help a business restore these qualities and make a difference to the functioning of the team The simple truth is drumming is a great way to bring people together and to create a feeling of harmony and community. In addition, it’s fun. It may not be the answer to all problems, but if it gets everybody together and in great spirits and re-energised about team work — then let’s drum together! Moira Katz Kavan Consultants … continuation of article …
  15. 22. UNITED KINGDOM Telephone: 0870 421 4681 Fax: 0207 471 1799 Mobile: 07833696037 Email: [email_address] Postal Address: Drumcafe Mulberry House 583 Fulham Road, London SW6 5UA Contact us www.drumcafe.co.uk

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