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African Drumbeat delivers successful cultural shows in Zambia

By Tai Chishakwe - Apr 13, 2017
African Drumbeat delivers successful cultural shows in Zambia

Having built an unrivalled reputation locally and nationally with their unique concept of event entertainment and teambuilding, Port Elizabeth-based African Drumbeat, is steadily making a mark beyond our borders.

They were recently flown to Zambia to deliver two big Cultural Shows that included a Zambian Marimba group, beautiful Xhosa Face Painters, Drummers, Xhosa and Zulu dancers, Interactive dance, Praise Singers plus African Stick Fighting.

The 2 Gala Dinners were hosted at the 5-Star Royal Livingstone Hotel in Livingstone, Zambia for a high profile international management consulting firm with offices in 50 countries around the world.

African Drumbeat was started in Port Elizabeth in 2004 by Ruth and Fraser Mackintosh to share & uphold Africa’s rich culture through interactive entertainment. Using traditional African instruments and culture for their unique Teambuilding workshops, they have consistently delivered successful and empowering Teambuilding to companies around the country, the Interactive Drumming being the most popular.

The client wanted authentic cultural shows for their gala dinners and chose our 'Spirit of Africa' cultural program after coming highly recommended by the Shamwari Game Reserve.

 “The visit to Zambia provided us with an opportunity to experience other cultures, meet traditional performers from Zambia and work with them. The client was blown away by our costumes and performances and also the fact that we choreographed the whole show into a seamless evening, ” Ruth describes.

Among the highlights on their impressive resume, African Drumbeat have performed at many high profile events such as the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup; King of Denmark, Sultan of Dubai, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sultan of Abu Dhabi and the Prince of Saudi Arabia; for John Travolta; for TV shows like Discovery, National Geographic, the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Big Brother SA, Come Dine with ME. Plus the opening of Parliament and Interactive Drumming 'IN' Parliament in Cape Town.

If you’re looking to fire up your conference or Teambuilding event, email them on [email protected]