While seemingly an unusual approach, drumming offers a myriad of possibilities for improvement within a business organization. Music is a universal language and the drum is the most accessible instrument for non-musicians. We have worked with businesses of all types, from small companies to major corporations like Hewlett-Packard and Coca Cola.
We find that people like to be engaged. Drumming is expressive, a unique way of sharing a sense of community. After making music together, participants may find it easier to come together to resolve a challenge or conflict, or to work through a problem. The drum circle experience also may help participants celebrate an accomplishment, providing an opportunity to literally beat the drum and say, “Look what we did!” – Toyota Motor Sales USA, Corporate Headquarters commenting on their bi-weekly drum circles
Group drumming can be an ideal start to a conference and meeting. The interactive participatory nature can eliminate tension and nervousness. Drumming as a group can get your meeting started with enthusiasm and involvement. And it’s guaranteed to make sure every one is awake and involved!
DrumRise offers opening or intermssion performances of high-energy West-African music. These are done with small ensemble groups of 2-5 players, or with the all-women’s group ConunDrums, featuring drums and other instruments, dancing, singing and storytelling.