Live In The Beat Drumming Festival at Sibikwa Arts Centre


Africa Month is a time to celebrate our love for music, instruments and rhythms from the continent. On Sunday 26 May, the day after Africa Day, Sibikwa will host “Live in the Beat”, a unique drumming experience promising a rhythm-filled day you will never forget, featuring AHENFU Cultural Edutainment, a company with members from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal and Togo, that uses interactive drumming to connect people.


Even if you have never drummed before, Sibikwa’s facilitators are sure to get you feeling the excitement, energy and passion in drumming, body percussion and movement workshops for beginners all the way through to advanced master drummers. Mokhalinyana Mokhere, Sibikwa’s Inclusive Creative Arts teacher, will facilitate introductory drumming sessions; renowned award-winning choreographer, Thabo Rapoo, will lead an African drumming and dance session; and Mosoeu Ketlele will lead body percussion sessions. It will be a day of rhythmic delight.

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After lunch, participants are invited to take to the stage to show off their body percussion, African dance and drumming skills learnt during the day. The day will also showcase performances by Sibikwa’s junior and senior drumming ensembles and an AHENFU master drumming presentation. Just pure, uninhibited, joyous ‘making music’ and dancing to the sound of the African drums and its infectious, primal beat and rhythms!

Starting at 09:30 the festival is hosted at Sibikwa Arts Centre. Entrance is R30 per person, R20 Block bookings for groups of more than 10 members. Drum hire is included in the entry fee.

Come to Sibikwa and Live in the Beat!

Bongani Yende
Sibikwa Arts Centre
Marketing Manager
011 422 4359

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