African drumming and dance
Are you looking for African drumming and dance to liven up your next event?
Perhaps you want to learn how to play the popular African drum (djembe) and learn some groovy West African dance moves? How about a school harmony day concert to celebrate cultural diversity, or an uplifting corporate team building session to bring your team together?
Whatever your needs, we have a package to bring you the infectious beats of Africa through traditional drumming and dance; guaranteed to get your soul pumping and body grooving to the beat of the drum.
African Oz Drum ‘n’ Dance is led by dynamic world-class performer and teacher “Odai” Affotey from Ghana. Odai’s passion for sharing his traditional African drumming and dancing with the Australian community has made him a sought after performer and teacher. He brings knowledge, a big heart and the spirit of Africa to all performances. His high energy and engaging personality is contagious!
At African Oz Drum ‘n’ Dance we specialise in delivering high octane traditional African drumming and dance events in Perth and Regional W.A for both the private and public sector. We offer a wide variety of services and can custom design packages to incorporate different elements to meet your specific requirements. If you are unsure of what package would suit you best we are more than happy to give suggestions, recommendations and examples of what would work best for your event, as we aim to please and enjoy creating and delivering a package that will make your event a stand out that will exceed all of your expectations.
- Drum circles – perfect for community events, festivals, corporate and team building days, school holiday programs, and any event where you want people to come together and have fun.
- Workshops – we offer drum and dance workshops that are tailored for different groups, including; playgroups, early learning centres, schools (kindergarten to year 12), school holiday programs, universities, aged care centres, all abilities, mental health and wellbeing sector, prisons and juvenile justice programs. All workshops have an educational component to them. We also offer one off workshops and ongoing sessions that finish with a group performance where participants can showcase what they have learnt over a period of time (this is a very popular choice for schools)
- Performances – the possibilities here are endless! We can come as a trio right up to a large group of energetic and vivacious drummers and dancers ready to blow the minds of your audience! Performances can range in duration and are great for all functions; engagements, weddings, hens nights, product launches, festivals, fundraisers, schools, and other community events, whenever and wherever you want people to be entertained.
- Classes and tuition – we offer weekly drum and dance classes for both beginner and advanced students. You can find out more about our classes via our Facebook page as we update them regularly. Our drum classes teach West African rhythms on the djembe, kpanlogo drum (native drum from Ghana) and dun dun drums. We also offer private tuition in traditional African drumming (djembe, kpanlogo, dun dun, talking drum) traditional West African dancing, Azonto and hip life, singing, xylophone, flute, asalato, and bell. We can also choreograph dances for special events such as weddings.
- Drum sales and repairs – we sell a variety of African instruments in our showroom which you can visit by making an appointment here. Odai also makes drums and can repair any damage you may to have an existing drum such as new rope, skin or tightening and tuning. We can also make vegan drums to order.
Our workshops and performances are traditional, energetic, playful and delivered with pride and passion for an authentic experience.
At African Oz Drum ‘n’ Dance we believe that everyone has rhythm and our job is to help you find yours!
We take great pride in delivering a professional and friendly service and look forward to taking you on a magical journey into the heart of Africa.