Monday, August 1, 2016

Eagle Unique Corporate Drum Circle

The pre-gig setup for a corporate drum circle through the company called eagle unique based in the garden route.

Monday, December 14, 2015

On Sunday the 11 Dec we did a charity event for kids at Moreson Kinderhuis...

These are kids that do not have parents or families to go home to over the festive season, or their homes are not safe environments for them to be at.

I was honored and privileged enough to be a part of their lives and to give them a brief moment of absolute joy and laughter...What an amazing feeling it is!

Thank you to everyone that joined in the event...and thank you to all the private individuals that donated snacks and treats for these awesome kids!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Kids Party at Glenwood Lodge, George, South Africa

Thank you to Glenwood Lodge for a great gig...we entertained the guests as their children for a couple of hours and fun was had by all!!!...looking forward to the next one!

(to find out more about this awesome venue when booking your holiday to the beautiful Garden Route, South africa check their website out at

Kids Party at Clover Cafe, Global Villiage, Plettenburgbay

Thank you to a lovely client who spoiled the kids on Friday...

I have always been fascinated at how quickly the kids get into the rhythm and play so easily.  Thank you was a load of fun!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Worldwide Drum Circle for Peace and Unity - South Africa, Wilderness

In the first video you'll see the kickoff to our monthly drum circle on 26 Sept at Faery Knowe Backpackers, Wilderness.

Our drum circle also formed part of a 24-hour worldwide drumming event where there was an hourly drum circle somewhere in the world to promote peace and unity.

At the end of the night, the woods were bursting with the sound of 60-70 drums, fire dancing and LED hoola hooping. What a breathtaking experience!

For more details on our next drum circle, feel free to contact me on 078 295 8482.

2015 Annual Strawberry Festival Opening Night

 On 25 September I had the amazing honour of opening the 2015 Annual Strawberry Festival. What a great kickoff to a great event! Everybody loved the drumming and enjoyed it with us.

Thank you very much to my friend and fellow drummer, Stephan, for joining me on stage.

Djembe Drum Paradise opened the stage for comedian and drummer, Gino Fabbri.

What a great gig!

The face behind Djembe Drum Paradise

 "When I was 5, I used to drive my parents crazy banging on all the pots and pans I could find, until they finally bought me my first drum, and the rest is history!" #truestory

Watch this space for some more amazing drumming news/events. 

Niel Faure ft. Djembe Drum Paradise at Kaai4 Restaurant Mossel Bay Harbour

Thank you to my friend, Niel Faure for this amazing gig. We sounded great!!

Thank you also to Kaai4 Restaurant for this amazing venue. Feel the sand between your toes, watch the waves crashing against the rocks and get carried away by amazing live music.... ♫


The Palm Nursery Performance

As a drummer I don't always have the chance to take photos while performing. 

This was a recent performance I did at the Palms Nursery, George. 

This was the setup before the performance. 

Thank you to Ina Scholtz Landscaping for hosting this awesome event. For all your Landscaping needs, Ina is the one for you! Reach her on 084 749 1806 / 

Friends of George Business Marketing Meeting Glenwood Lodge

Friends of George consists of a formidable group of people from varying walks of life, from housewives and retired gentry to earnest entrepreneurs and top executives. Our primary objective is to enhance the economic viability of George by the establishment of a business initiative forum to safe guard our business fraternity. Through frequent networking functions and a informative and interactive website are we able to connect with one another, supporting each other in our businesses, our social and cultural activities and even day to day living.

For more information visit their Facebook page:

Big thank you to Adri and her team from Glenwood Lodge for hosting this beautiful event on Heritage Day. What a stunning venue. Reach them at 044 871 1748 /

Thank you also to Rocky Sonnekus for the invitation.

Jimmy T ft. Djembe Drum Paradise: Old Time Rock & Roll

Thank you to my friend and amazing musician, Jimmy T. 
Always been awesome performing with you! 

Thousand Sensations Craft Beer Festival 2015, Wilderness, South Africa. 

Thousand Sensations Craft Beer Festival Drum Circle

Beer + Drumming = Good Vibes!! 

I was invited to perform at the craft beer festival in Wilderness, South Africa. 
We had a great mini drum circle and everybody was moving to the beat of the drums! 
Thank you to my friend, Stephan, for joining me in this fantastic event! 

Performing at a Belly Dancing Show

Drumming goes great with all forms of dancing, of course, but combine drumming and belly dancing, and you have magic!

I recently performed with the Fariha Belly Dancing Studio in George at their annual show. Thank you, Levona, for this experience.

Some of the highlights of the show:

Bunkhaus Backpackers, Sedgefield Drumming

We recently had a drum circle in Sedgefield with drummers uniting from all over the Garden Route... what a fun event!

Great view, great vibe, great people, and GREAT DRUMMING!

For more info on monthly drum circles in your area, feel free to call me on 078 295 8482.


So as a drummer, a lot of unexpected things can happen during a performance...

My latest trial DRUM STRAP BROKE -- MID PERFORMANCE....! but luckily I saved the show and the drum clip hitting the stage made the PERFECT SOUND!!

Take a look:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wedding at Stoepsit, Still Bay

Here is another of my wedding gigs, this time with British guests.

The wedding couple asked me to facilitate an "African wedding" including drumming, traditional African Dancing and some local hip-hop artists.

In the second photo, you see the girls taking the ladies from the audience aside and teaching them a traditional African dance.

Our guys also took the
men to one side and taught them the traditional "Mandela Shuffle".
The audience then got a chance to play a djembe drum - for many the first time in their lives! They learnt the two basic notes and everyone had fun, from old to young!

The happy couple then participated in a romantic call- and answer rhythm originating from the Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

What a magical evening!!

Thank you for letting me participate in your special day.** 

Australian Wedding at Gondwana Game Reserve

As you all know, my business is very diverse and can add flavour to any event..
So, I recently performed at a wedding at Gondwana Game Reserve on the deck overlooking the valley.

The Groom was South African and the Bride Australian, therefore, we had an interesting mix between djembe drumming and the didgeridoos from down under.

Stunning evening under the stars. Thank you Jacobus and Emily for letting me join in your special day!

Drumming for Ministers of Parliament at the World Forestry Congress 2015

 The World Forestry Congress was recently hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and I was invited to facilitate a drum circle for the Ministers of Parliament and other dignataries.

On the first night we entertained some dignataries at a cocktail evening. Thank you to Anthea Fuller and Watson Holmes for drumming alongside me.
 The Congress ended with a formal gala dinner at which we entertained the guests with drumming, fire dancing and traditional African Dancing.

Thank you very much to my team of African Dancers, Dan the Fireman Fourie(left) and Jay Green(right) that performed with me.

What an amazing event!!

Left + Right: Our firedancers in action...

Bottom: Djembeman, Jay and Dan the Fireman performing stunts together. A thrilling blend of drumming and fire dancing.

Friday, August 21, 2015

South African Freedom Day Celebration 24 September 2014

On 24 September 2014, I was invited to perform with some local artists in the Hip-hop scene.

What an amazing show -- sharing a stage with such talented artists. Afterwards, all the artists autographed my shirt in celebration of South African Freedom Day.

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