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Inspiring at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy

Drum Cafe was invited to perform at Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy and facilitate an interactive drumming experience to inspire unity between students at their annual international conference. Drumming was the perfect choice because rhythm naturally leads to a sense of unity, an experience that we are all connected. This gives us a feeling of extreme…

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Launching the “Climate Reality Project” with Al Gore

Former US Vice-President and climate change lobbyist Al Gore has launched the African branch of the Climate Reality Project, which aims to mobilise individuals and organisations to implement climate change mitigation measures and “spread the truth” of climate change to communities on the continent. Addressing over 700 delegates at a three-day Climate Reality Project workshop,…

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Natalie Spiro on Tedx FidiWomen Explaining Ubuntu

  “Umunto Ngumuntu ngabantu” “I am through others.” This is the concept of Ubuntu – how each person is made whole by their interactions with the people around them. It’s an ancient believe that runs deep in all the tribes of Africa, as it binds together the collective life-force of each tribal member. I hadn’t spoken…

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Studies Prove that Rhythm helps your Language Skills

“We know that moving to a steady beat is a fundamental skill not only for music performance but one that has been linked to language skills,” said Nina Kraus, of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University in Illinois. In order to understand the biological basis of rhythmic ability, the team measured the brainwaves of…

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Drumming with Greenpeace

Following a global campaign, Drum Cafe with Greenpeace, protested in Johannesburg for the release of the 30 activists being held  by the Russian authorities on Saturday. Drum Cafe showed their support by providing everybody with a percussion instrument as well as a unifying drum circle experience. Drumming has always been affiliated with “green” causes and…

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TEDx Cibeles with Brett Schlesinger

Have you taken notice of how you feel after doing an interactive music session? Do you notice the difference to how you felt before the session? Are you more focussed, present, relaxed, and energised? It’s this phenomenon that I am going to talk to you about, and what its relevance is to modern life both psychologically and…