The People of Drum Cafe – Richard Carter

  Richard works at the Drum Cafe as a Creative Director and Production Manager, he is a founding member of Drumstruck and has toured the show from its beginning in 2002. Richard began his carrier in performing arts as an actor and dancer graduating from The University of Cape Town with a BA Performing Arts in…

Natalie Spiro – Drum Cafe West

     Natalie Spiro Natalie Spiro came to the USA from South Africa with incomparable credentials and impressive careers in Training, Marketing and Sales. With a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology (registered Industrial Psychologist in South Africa) and an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Marketing, Natalie Spiro has worked for top global firms in Financial Services…

Dale Monnin

Owner, Drum Cafe South Dale Monnin was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. In a family of 11 athletic children, Dale’s one passion that has never faded is for the drum. He earned an MIS degree from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. Dale spent time with NCR as…

Richard’s blog

 Some 15 years ago before I started working regularly with Drum Café in Johannesburg I spent a few months in Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso with master drummer Adama  Drame. I joined him on a tour of the region that celebrated his 30 years as a musician. 30 years in which he toured the world teaching…

Ubuntu the unity through Rhythm a TED Talk with Natalie Spiro

The creator of Drum Cafe West, Natalie Spiro, delivers an amazing social and organizational comment on how the Djembe drum and drumming can heal society as well as improve organizational efficiency. Quoting the famous organizational behaviorist Henry Minsberg : “Community leads to happiness and happiness leads to productivity”. Through drumming, corporate cohesion manifests, which in…