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Bassidi Kone

Bassidi Kone – Mali West Africa

Bassidi Koné – Mali, West Africa Want to know more about these fabulous artists we are hosting for Camp Afro Foli Drum & Dance Retreat? Bassidi Koné is of Bwa ethnicity from the Segou region in Mali. Born into a Griot family, Bassidi grew up beside his father’s instrument, the balafon (a traditional, wooden xylophone), instilling […]

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Our most exciting newsletter. Ever.

Hi Groovers! If there is one newsletter you should read this year, then this is it. This happens to be our most exciting newsletter that we have released. Ever.  In the past we have announced new classes, international artists, a festival, full day workshops, drum, drum and more drums….. but this time, we are announcing […]

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Are your kids tapping for a weekly drum class?

Are your kids tapping for a weekly drum class? We are excited to let you all know that we are starting a kid’s drum class on Thursdays 4.30-5:15pm at the Palmwoods Hall. These classes are for children aged from 5 to 12 years old. In the class we are learning about rhythm, culture, timing, breaks, call […]

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Camp Afro Foli Drum and Dance Retreat

Mohamed Bangoura “Bangouraké”

Mohamed Bangoura “Bangouraké” He is described in Guinea as the man with “Hands of Fire”, “the Lion of Matam”, already regarded by many connoisseurs as one of the best amongst the Master Drummers of this world. His life totally dedicated to the music and his traditions, mesmerizing audiences with his out of this world skills, […]

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Our first ever drum and dance camp

Our first ever drum and dance camp Our first ever drum and dance camp has been building momentum since we decided to take the plunge back at the beginning of the year. Now we are super excited to officially launch Camp Afro Foli which includes world-class artists from Africa and Australia in a 3 day retreat in the […]

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Every drum is unique and comes with a story

Every drum is unique and comes with a story Every drum is unique and comes with a story. All of the beautiful djembes we sell are handmade by Nathaniel. These are quality instruments made with African shells. We use local hide that we source from a home butcher right here on the Sunshine Coast. Nathaniel picks […]

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What is Dundun dance all about anyway?

WHAT IS DUNDUN DANCE ALL ABOUT ANYWAY? Have you heard about the dance class with sticks and a drum? Here is a little snippet of our Thursday nights class. Dundun dance was founded in West Africa and is a dance that combines stick drumming and dance. It is performed and played by men and women […]

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Watch these women in action!

Would you like to try this?! Rhythm Culture Dundun dancers meet every Thursday 6.30pm for one hour of drumming , dancing and stomping fun. Get your shoes off and beat the drum with women on the Sunshine Coast!! $20 casual $70 x 4 weeks @ Palmwoods Memorial Hall

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Never been to an African Dance class before?

Never been to an African dance class before? The first thing that will be introduced in a West African dance class will be the drum. This instrument will lead, accompany and call all of your dancing feet. There are many different calls that a djembe can do depending on what dance is being danced and […]

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Drumming with kids. Tips for parent and child.

Drumming with kids Tips for parent and child Have you just started an African drumming class with your child?  Here are a few tips that will help both you and your child get the most from our classes. Keep relaxed and have fun. The best learning happens when we are smiling. Let you child find their […]

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Christmas party this weekend

Christmas party this weekend   This weekend marks the end to a fabulous year of drumming and dancing for Rhythm Culture and we would love to share some final 2016 drumming vibes with you all before we head off to Woodford Folk Festival.  So, come join us @ The Lane Saturday December 17th for some […]

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Afro Foli Drum & Dance Camp 2017

African Drum and Dance Camp 2017 In 2016 we held our first Afro Foli Festival. For those of you that didn’t make it there was drum and dance workshops, kids entertainment and then a show during the evening. We had the Muso Foli Dance Troupe, Foli Kan, Highlife and of course Bassidi Kone, Adama Doumbouya […]

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Partnership with Bwazan Association for Music and Culture in Mali.

Partnership with Bwazan Association for Music and Culture in Mali. You may remember Bassidi Koné from his virtuoso djembe and balaphon playing at one of our workshops or performances. He is incredibly skillful! But did you know he has a 12 piece drum and dance ensemble in Mali called Bwazan who along with being some […]

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Did you win a Palmwoods Experience?

Did you win a ‘Palmwoods Experience’? We would like to thank everyone that completed a survey over the past few weeks. We have received so much helpful and encouraging feedback from you! and what you do (and don’t) enjoy . It has really helped fine tune our plans for classes, camps and given us a fresh […]

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Would you like your kids to drum sing & dance these school holidays?

Would you like your kids to drum sing & dance these school holidays? It’s happening folks! After many requests from parents we are running  a workshop these school holidays for your children to join us out of school! Yay!! The workshop will be held at the Palmwoods Memorial Hall on January 8th and will start […]

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Drum and Dance Launch January 8th 2017

Drum and Dance  Launch on January 8th 2017   Rhythm Culture will be flying back into action on January 8th with our Drum and Dance Launch for 2017. This event is an introduction for all of the new classes that will be on offer in 2017. There will be loads of African drumming classes, a new DRUM […]

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New Classes and Passes in 2017

New classes and passes in 2017 All of our drum and dance classes are about having fun, finding your rhythm, and connecting with your fellow drummers and dancers. We weave this into a class full of warm ups, rhythms, technique, sounds, stretching and much more. The classes are great for stress relief, getting back into […]

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5 things companies should do this Christmas to help relieve stress

5 things companies should do this year to relieve the stress of organising  Christmas party entertainment It’s that time of year and every company, organisation and business have christmas on their mind. For some, such as those in the travel industry or the retail industry, christmas time is peak time. It is the one time […]

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African drumming for beginners and experienced – online video

African drumming for beginners and experienced – A series of Online instructional videos for beginner and experienced djembe drummers. Here we go drummers… this is African drumming for beginners and experienced which is a series of online videos that we will be releasing over the December/January break for our students and any other online viewers. […]

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Do you know about this?

Do you know about this? Wow! What a massive month it has been. The Afro Foli Festival was a huge success with fantastic workshops and incredible performances. A huge thank you to Highlife for an amazing show, Homegrown for fabulous food, Renaes Pantry for choice as cakes and chai, Festuri for the bar, and to all of the Foli Kan drumming ensemble, the Muso Foli […]

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Beginners Balaphon Tuition

Beginners Balaphon Tuition We are super excited to now be able to offer beginners balaphon tuition with Nathaniel Combs. These sessions are private tuition only as we don’t have enough balaphons for group classes… well not yet anyway :). The lessons will include traditional balaphon songs from West Africa played on both Malinke and Bobo balaphons. […]

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Foli Kan Drumming Ensemble

Foli Kan Drumming Ensemble What a brilliant show these guys put on for the Afro Foli Festival. The amazing Dale Anderson created these tees with hand embroidered djembes. She is definitely a costume genius! Once again, thanks to all Foli Kan members for your dedication and hard work preparing for the Afro Foli Festival. It […]

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Get fit for Life with Muso African Dance Troupe

Get fit for Life with Muso African Dance Troupe Join the Muso Foli Dance Troupe for a GET FIT FOR LIFE workshop. Learn traditional West African dance, get fit and have fun. All entry free as part of the Wellness month at the Eumundi Markets. 11am-12pm. No experience necessary. All levels of dance welcome. No […]

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It’s Fun, It’s Community, It’s You

It’s Fun, It’s Community, It’s You New African dancing classes start this Tuesday with the beautiful Pascale. Classes start at 6.30pm at the Palmwoods Memorial. The cost is $10 and this is a casual class that works through a traditional West African dance routine over the period of 5 weeks. There is live drumming and […]

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Come and Play

Come and Play It starts today at 5.30pm. A brand new African drumming course for beginners. Learn traditional West African drumming with Nathaniel Combs on African djembe and dundun. All courses run for 5 weeks and cost $99. You are welcome to bring your own drum or hire one for $4. There are also drums to […]

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LEARN AFRICAN DANCING WITH THE INCREDIBLE YENENESH NIGUSSE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

Learn African Dancing with the incredible Yenenesh Nigusse on the Sunshine Coast Join all lovers of dance for this special opportunity to dance with the amazing Yenenesh Nigusse. Learn traditional West African dance for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. This is a great opportunity for those that have ever considered dance classes […]

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MUSO FOLI DANCE TROUPE PERFORMS AFRICAN DANCE FOR LOCAL FESTIVAL

MUSO FOLI DANCE TROUPE PERFORMS AFRICAN DANCE FOR LOCAL FESTIVAL Local community dance group set to share some moves at the Afro Foli Festival this July. For the past year Muso Foli Dance Troupe have been performing their West African dance moves to the people of the Sunshine Coast at various events such as Ocean […]

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AFRICAN STREET FOOD BY HOMEGROWN

AFRICAN STREET FOOD BY HOMEGROWN We asked Sarah from Homegrown to give us a taste of the African street food she has planned for the Afro Foli Festival.  She said “I have been busy meeting with some of the African community here on the Sunshine Coast and am looking forward to sharing some traditional African food with everyone […]

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FROM IVORY COAST TO WORLD CIRCUS TO SUNSHINE COAST STAGE

From Ivory Coast to World Circus to Sunshine Coast stage Adama Doumbouya, born in Abidjan, and grew up in the Kankan village in Guinea, where he was taught to make and play Djembe in the traditional style of the Mandinka people from his Father. At the age of 15, he became a member of the […]

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Whats On Afro Foli Festival July 23

Whats On Afro Foli Festival July 23 Its new, its huge and it is the place to be this July 23 Hello friends, We hope you all well, healthy and keeping warm these chilly days and nights. We are dedicating this entire newsletter to the Afro Foli Festival, the huge event we have coming up […]

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Highlife hits the stage with African star from Mali

Highlife hits the stage with African Star from Mali HighLife – an Afro, funk infused psychedelic, groove group with South African Singer and guitarist Hayden Hack and his 6-piece afro groove family. Sharing a vibe with the likes of Fela Kuti and with the incorporation of West African percussion, saxophone, flute, guitar and drums, this […]

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WORLD CLASS AFRICAN ARTIST PERFORMS AND TEACHES AT SUNSHINE COAST AFRO FOLI FESTIVAL

World class African artist performs and teaches at Sunshine Coast Afro Foli Festival Bassidi Koné is of Bobo origin, whose family originates in the region of San in Segou, Mali. Bassidi grew up beside his father’s favourite instrument, the balaphon (a traditional, wooden xylophone). During his early teenage years, Bassidi moved to Bamako and began playing alongside a […]

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Deadly serious about having fun!

Deadly serious about having fun! As you might know, at Rhythm Culture we are deadly serious about having fun! With this ethos in mind we are in the midst of creating a drum and dance night at the end of every ten weeks or two five week courses. It will showcase student groups, Muso Foli Dance Troupe, […]

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Around the World

Around the World Around the world there are lots of amazing projects and people doing awesome things. Two of our favourites lately have been David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef which has been on the ABC. The footage is breathtaking and shows just how incredible and fragile this natural wonder really is. The Manta rays, the […]

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Experienced drummers are you ready

Experienced drummers Are YOu Ready? Experienced drummers are you ready to become a drumming ensemble?! Over the next few weeks we will be choosing a name, putting together a list of our favourite rhythms and creating a show which will include drumming with the Muso Foli Dance Troupe.  Some of the names we are throwing around at […]

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African Dancing with Rhythm Culture

African Dancing with Rhythm Culture Don’t forget that we have a regular African dance class every Tuesday night led by the beautiful Pascale Richy. These classes are for FUN! and for all fitness levels. All classes have LIVE African drumming and no dance experience is definitely ok!  It is a great class and we welcome everyone […]

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Help us get music and culture in early education

Help us get music and culture in early education and win a free 5 week course? We have been providing Kindy’s around South East QLD with our Drum Sing Dance Programs for a long time now and we are finally in the process of getting a video made for the workshops which is super exciting. We have […]

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Drumming Peregian Originals

drumming Peregian Originals Last month, we were asked to help facilitate the drumming circle at Peregian Originals.  It was a short slot between sets, when the bands are packing down and setting up and we could see a few djembes in the crowd awaiting the moment. As soon as the band finished we called everyone into […]

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Quality Is Best

Quality is best We have just received a new collection of shells which are in the making for this next course starting March 1st. These drums are beautiful Ghanaian shells with Australian hide, all made by Nathaniel with only the very best sound in mind. Be sure to check out these drums if you are […]

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What’s New in African Dance

Whats new in african dance It has been such a pleasure to have Pascale teaching with us this year. Pascale has been teaching and performing West African dance and Flamenco for many years and amidst her busy life as a Naturopath, she is also one of the core members of the Muso Foli Dance Troupe. […]

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Guess Who Is Coming?

Guess who is coming? It has been two years since we have had a visit but we are super excited to announce that a good friend and an incredibly talented artist will be returning back to the Sunshine Coast to share his knowledge and renowned experience with us and you. This August 6th and 7th […]

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Free Drum and Dance Day

Free drum and dance days This year we will once again be pounding the streets in Maroochydore with all of our drummers and of course our dancing feet! On Sunday March 27th The streets of Maroochydore will come alive for the Ocean St World Music Festival and we will be there in full action making […]

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African Drumming Classes March 2016

African drumming classes march 2016 An exciting new course starts today, Tuesday March 1st. Nathaniel will begin a whole new rhythm and the course will run for 5 weeks. If you have never tried drumming before and would like to give it a go, now is the time. Families with children aged 8+ are encouraged […]

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Community Is Our Intention

Community is our intention Hope you have all had a fabulous start to the 2016. This year we have loads of drum and dance fun planned including local free workshops at festivals around the Sunshine Coast and we also have a few special international guests coming to the Sunshine Coast. This month we have released […]

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Sweet Like Honey

This New Year will Be Sweet like honey We have just completed the rhythm Sandia in class. It has been a fantastic start to the year, and this rhythm was such a joy to teach. The rhythm Sandia (also called Lamba and Djelidon) comes from Mali. Sandia means “this new year will be sweet like honey”. […]

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Naby Bangoura’s visit in 2015 to the Sunshine Coast

In November, our friend, special guest and master dance teacher Naby Bangoura visited us for an inspirational performance and dance workshop. We teamed up with the funky folk at Nook & Cranny in Nambour and held a great performance on Saturday night with a bunch of local musicians, and Naby on djembe. Naby Bangoura is […]

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Its hot, dry and well time to book ya booty in!

Its hot, dry and well time to book ya booty in! It’s hot, dry, and windy. I can’t swim in the beach because of the sharks, crocodiles and stingers. Steamed vegies, salad, mash and chips in various combinations is all that’s on the menu – for a vego. Where am I? Well, halfway through a Drum Sing Dance Tour in […]

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Thank you Melina!

Thank you Melina! We would just like to say a huge thank you to Melina for taking our dance class in October. She has done a brilliant job and has been such a great support since Bec had come down with pneumonia.  Mel starting dancing here with us when the dance class was running as […]

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Djembe and water don’t mix

Djembe and water don’t mix On the subject of water – it’s never a good idea to expose your djembe to extreme temperatures – hot or cold – and definitely not to water. That’s why we never drum in the rain unless we are under cover! If you do play outside and the drum head […]

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Rhythm Culture vs The Weather Gods @ Saturplay 2015

Rhythm Culture vs The Weather Gods @ Saturplay We were pretty sure there was going to be a storm the morning of September 26th. Why? Because It’s Saturplay, of course! If you want to see why Mother Nature is the boss of everything, just wait for the last Saturday of every month… when it rolls […]

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Four Week Course Grand Finale

Four Week Course Grand Finale It’s the last for the year and it’s going to be FUN!! Join us for the very last course for 2015. This four week course begins November 17th and runs for four consecutive weeks.  We will be celebrating the end of drum and dance classes at the Palmwoods Christmas Party on […]

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Feel the Energy with Naby Bangoura

Feel the energy with Naby Bangoura Feel the Energy with NABY BANGOURA on November 14th and 15th! Mark these days in your calendar. We are jumping out of our skins in anticipation of Naby Bangoura’s arrival. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, Naby is a Guinean dancer who started dancing professionally with Les […]

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It all starts this week… read up for the get down.

Saturplay! Bring family and friends to The Lane this Saturday for A community drumming event from 2pm. Drums are provided or bring your own Outdoors, food, cakes and chai All instruments encouraged to join us Its FREE It’s FUN It’s a beautiful space and you can even do your grocery shopping @ The Pantry. Support […]

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Seal of Approval

Seal Of Approval

Seal Of Approval This month our seal of approval goes to the The Ocean Clean Up, founded by twenty one year old Boyan Slat. This inventor and entrepreneur has found a way of over coming the immense and seemingly impossible task of cleaning our oceans of the millions of tonnes of rubbish accumulating in them. In […]

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What's On Africa

Whats On Africa

Whats On africa Each month we will be checking out Whats on in Africa returning to the roots of djembe with Bassidi in Mali. Bassidi and Freya have been extremely busy with Bwazan including the purchase of the new Bwazan Bus! A reliable vehicle big enough to fit the whole group and all their instruments, not […]

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It’s time, Anyone Can.

I’ts time, Anyone Can. Hi Friends, The days are warmer, the month of spring is upon us (our first spring storm is overhead as we write this, thunder and lightning, short but sweet :), and we are already seeing a growing interest in night activities and events.  Every Spring, we all come out of hibernation and all of […]

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Naby Bangoura is locked in!

Naby Bangoura is locked in! It’s official! He is coming to share his moves with us here on the Sunshine Coast. Alright dancers this is going to be great! Naby brings his incredible talent to Australia in November and we have locked him in for a weekend over the 14th/15th November. There will be dance […]

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What’s on August 2015

What’s on August 2015? This month you can find us for a free jam and lots of fun all over the place. These jams mentioned are not to be missed and if you don’t have a drum.. use one of ours! The Buderim Street party is on August 15th. Come and join in the fun, […]

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Full Moon Drumming

Full Moon Drumming This August 29th It’s Saturday, so let’s Saturplay! This months Saturplay just so happens to land right on the full moon. How auspicious! Drums and the full moon are kindred spirits and have come together, with the help of people, for millennia. Food, chai, and cakes and lots of smiling faces (covered in […]

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Lose Your Shoes

Lose your shoes Yes! Soon, it’s a whole new 5 weeks and a whole new rhythm! I am super excited to introduce this new dance on Tuesday nights at 6.30pm starting on January 19. If you have never tried dancing before, would like to get fit or would just like to do something different and […]

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July Saturplay Gallery

FREE DRUM  CIRCLE Eats, Drinks, Drums and Good Vibes! This free drum circle is a community event where everyone can bring their own drum or grab one of ours and join us on the last Saturday of every month for a relaxed afternoon musical jam. All instruments are welcome and of course Rhythm Culture students […]

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What really goes on in our drumming classes

What really goes on in our drumming classes If you are an evening stroller, enjoying the fresh air and clear, calming sunsets and happen to be in Palmwoods on a Tuesday night you may find your hips starting to swing a little more and your step stretch into a dance as you approach the Memorial Hall. […]

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What we really think at drum class

What we really think at drum class Ok, so here is a brief on what our students may think through out a drum class. It’s true, it’s funny and it’s definitely how a drum class with Nathaniel on Tuesday night plays out! It’s interesting that both experienced and beginner drummers are on a similar note […]

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10 Jolly good reasons why you’ll love Djembe drumming

10 Jolly good reasons why you’ll love Djembe drumming with Rhythm Culture Here we have compiled a few reasons on why we think you will love drumming with us! Most of them are true, but some are purely for your enjoyment! 😉 It doesn’t get old and it is already ancient These rhythms have been […]

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Drum Jam July 25th

Drum Jam July 25th It’s that time again.. drumming and dancing at The Lane with Renae’s Pantry crew and friends.There will be dinner, cake and chai. Bring your drum and leave your shopping until this afternoon where you can buy all of your good local fresh and pantry food from Renaes Pantry. This is beautiful […]

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Lose your shoes and dance!

LOSE your shoes And DANCE! CONFESSION! I was so nervous when I went to my first African dancing class in Melbourne I almost didn’t go! I thought I would stuff it up big-time but I couldn’t believe how open, friendly and community-minded the class and teacher was. That night almost 14 years ago, I discovered such […]

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Dance classes new times and dates

Dance classes new times and dates Tuesday nights are back!! Yes!! Baby will be strapped on Nathaniel’s back and there will be a brand spanking new dance to get you all excited, sweating and laughing! Super excited to have Tuesday nights back at the new time of 6.30pm. There will be live drumming and of […]

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Drum classes new times and dates

Drum classes new times and dates We are back! New 5 week drumming courses start this coming Tuesday the 14th July. There are new times for the experienced drummers and the opportunity for beginner drummers to stay on and drum for the NEW dance class starting at 6.30pm for just an extra $4. These sessions […]

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Artists who inspire me

artists who inspire me Every year, we try to host an artist or two from Guinea, to show us their unbelievable talents. This year is an exciting one for me because we are hosting Naby Bangoura, who will share his amazing dancing with us. Naby is a Guinean dancer who started dancing professionally with Les […]

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Time flies when ya having fun!

Time flies when ya having fun! Time flies when ya having fun! Its June already zoom zoom boom ba da boom! This month we have the last of our classes for term two of this year, some holiday action fun for the kids and some exciting dancing news. Its been a fabulous month with lots […]

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Seal of Approval – Tesla Cars

Seal of Approval – Tesla Cars A few weekends ago we headed to the World Environment Day at SCU and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw THE car. I have never been a car person even with an older brother that was a fanatic who I spent hours with while he fixed them, they […]

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Winner announced for the African Childrens Choir

Winner announced for the African Childrens Choir Once again a huge thank you to all those that came along and supported our first Saturplay event! We had an exciting draw for the African Children’s Choir where we had everyone write their email down and we placed a random number beside their name.  A gorgeous lady in […]

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July Class Dates Announced

July Class Dates Announced July class dates announced for your next drum and dance class! There will be lots of action as usual with African drum and dance classes held on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. The new times will mean all drumming students will have the opportunity to drum for the dancers (or dance!) and the experienced […]

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African Dance Fitness Fun!

African dance fitness Fun! Join us for some exciting new moves and grooves in July with a brand new 5 week course on Saturday mornings at The Palmwoods Girl Guides Hut from 10am. Bookings are essential. All fitness levels are welcome and there will be gentle warm ups, cool downs and fun, rhythmic dances to […]

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Drum Circle Sunshine Coast

drum circle Sunshine Coast Join us for Saturplay a free drum circle with eats, drinks, drums and good vibes! Held at Renae’s Pantry on the last Saturday of every month.  There will be lots of instruments, new friends, good food, drumming, dancing and lots of fun.  Pop your email down on the list and go in […]

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African drumming with Natalie Richy in Maleny

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African Childrens Choir Workshop

African Childrens Choir Workshop A grass roots exchange with the children of The African Children’s Choir that will entertain adults and children alike. Grab this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the choir learning Ugandan songs, drumming and dance. Having performed with celebrities such as Will Smith, Bob Geldorf, Alicia Keys and […]

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African Childrens Choir Zumba Fundraiser

JOIN THE ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY WITH THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR! Tuesday June 23rd 6-7pm @ Coolum Civic Centre This is a Zumba class not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and invigorating workout at this Zumba Gold dance class, alongside 18 amazing kids from the internationally renowned African Children’s Choir. Zumba Gold is a ‘feel […]

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African Childrens Choir Concert – Under One Sky

African Childrens Choir Concert – Under One Sky Sunshine Coast residents will be treated to a unique musical experience when the African Children’s Choir returns with its vibrant and outstanding musical and dancing performance at Lake Kawana Community Centre in June. The concert will be an exclusive double bill, featuring highly acclaimed dynamic looping artist […]

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Saturplay Stories, Pics, Highlights!

Saturplay Stories, Pics, Highlights! Music has always been present and important in society. We all know it’s a source of comfort and enjoyment, used to mark the most pivotal moments of our lives: Falling in love, having a baby, getting married, or choosing that first tune to play the moment you drive a car all […]

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Saturplay Photo Gallery May 30th 2015

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Need a djembe to play at home?

Need a djembe to play at home? We have been busy busy in the workshop and have a beautiful new selection of djembes made and ready to play. We have beautiful drums from Mali and Guinea all ready to be played and lots of djembes from Ghana which are great for kids or as entry […]

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What’s On Kids Drum Sing Dance June 30th

What’s on Kids Drum sing Dance June 30th Join us for some Drum Sing Dance FUN these holidays! We have lots of drumming, singing and dancing and you all get the chance to be the star of the show with your very own creation! That’s right…. this time round we would love for you to […]

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African dance fitness classes

African dance fitness classes Join us on Saturday mornings for a NEW beginners African dance fitness classes starting May 30th! We are excited to announce that we will be starting beginners African dance fitness classes on May 30th in Palmwoods from 10-11am. Join us on Saturday mornings for a fun and exciting dance class where you will […]

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Eats Drinks Drums and Good Vibes

Eats Drinks Drums and Good Vibes Slap this one in your diaries….last Saturday of the month!! Community Event Saturday May 30th @ Renae’s Pantry, The Lane. 4-6 Main St Palmwoods 2pm Free community event for everyone! After many requests and lots of interest we will be starting a once a month “Eats, Drinks, Drums and Good […]

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Making rhythms our own

Making rhythms our own At Rhythm Culture we are honouring traditional rhythms in a modern way by arranging age-old djembe rhythms to suit our abilities and events. In West Africa, traditional music is still performed at various times, such as ceremonial functions and festivals. At Rhythm Culture we aim to play the rhythm as close […]

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Supporting Non-Profit Organisations – Sipping for South Africa

Supporting Non-Profit Organisations – Sipping for South Africa Supporting Non-Profit Organisations like HPI (Humanatarian Projects International) is what we like to do at Rhythm Culture. We are donating two five week courses to a silent auction at the Sipping for South Africa event. Six USC students are creating an event on behalf of HPI (Humanatarian Projects International) […]

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Welcome Tani du Toit

Welcome Tani du Toit

Welcome Tani Du Toit I grew up in South Africa so traditional African drumming and dancing has always been part of  my life. Like a soundtrack of sorts, people like Johnny Clegg, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Hugh Masekela was always playing in the background and kinda still is. My best memory of playing the djembe […]

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Whats On Brisbane – Africa Day Festival May 31st 2015

Whats on Brisbane Africa Day Festival May 31st 2015 Another awesome event happening very soon and we hope to make it along this year! Here is the event info and the Facebook event link where you can find out this and more info: “Africa Day Festival is our signature event on the lawns of African […]

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What’s On Sunshine Coast African Children’s Choir June 20th 2015

What’s on Sunshine coast African Children’s Choir – Under One Sky Concert June 20th 2015 Now this is going to be an absolutely brilliant show right here on the Sunshine Coast and has been touring for over 30 years! Do not miss this and be in the chance to win a free double pass! All […]

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How to play djembe – The three sounds

How to play  djembe – the three sounds How to play djembe – Bass, Tone,and Slap: Aim for quality of sound rather than speed to master these three djembe sounds. Most drummers know there are three fundamental sounds when playing the djembe but every-so-often we come across people who don’t realise the djembe has three fundamental […]

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Drum Sing Dance April 2015

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Come play in May

Come Play in May Come Play in May another Rhythm Culture latest edition and we would have to say that this newsletter is absolutely the most exciting newsletter we have done….after days of arranging info, uploading photos, cups of tea and coffee, we are now ready to share all of our latest juice and we […]

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Dance Classes for Fun

Dance Classes for Fun

Dance Classes for Fun How many dance classes groove to their own djembe ensemble? This one does! Every Tuesday night at about 7.15pm the rhythmic beats of Rhythm Culture’s djembe drums echo from the Palmwoods Hall. It’s time for the African Dance Co-op to gather. Women and men are stretching and chatting, waiting for the […]

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WHY DRUM? HERE’S TEN (VERY) GOOD REASONS

GET SOME RHYTHM… GET SOME CULTURE What to expect from a course with Nathaniel Combs Tutelage by a professional percussionist: Nat (pictured) has been playing the djembe drum for almost 15 years and has more than 10 years teaching experience. He is a dedicated student and teacher of West-African music and culture and lived in […]

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The Djembe brings people together

THE DJEMBE BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER Rhythm Culture students get crowd dancing at Ocean Street World Festival Playing music – any kind of music, is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself. Not only is music a science and mathematical, it is a foreign language. From the flute to the banjo, playing […]

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Sunny Coast kids Drum Sing Dance with Rhythm Culture

Sunny Coast kids Drum Sing Dance with Rhythm Culture Children share songs, instruments and beat their djembe drums in a relaxed and fun atmosphere… In the African culture, dancing and singing is part and parcel of a child’s life from the moment they are born. We also know that a relaxed atmosphere supports learning and personal […]

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Which djembe is right for you?

Smaller and inexpensive drums might be cheaper and easier to cart around but they are not always the best option. As an adult, your hands need room to learn all the different striking techniques and trying to play a djembe that is too small will definitely work against you. A great way to find the […]

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Master Dance Teacher showcase on the Sunshine Coast

Master Dance Teacher showcase on the Sunshine Coast Master Dance Teacher Naby Bangoura to visit the sunshine coast. We are very excited to announce that we will be having Naby Bangoura run dance workshops in November!  Naby is a renowned African dancer who now lives in USA teaching West African Dance in Universities, dance centres and […]

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Music Lessons on the Sunshine Coast

Music Lessons on the Sunshine Coast Did you know Music Lessons in African Drumming are held every week in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast? Music Lessons in African drumming start March 10th @ Palmwoods Memorial Hall. There will be a new rhythm, new faces and of course new dance moves (in the dance class) in this next 5 […]

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Welcome Adama Doumbouya

Welcome Adama Doumbouya This is a warm welcome to an incredibly talented artist that has joined us here at Rhythm Culture. Master drummer, Adama and his wife Lisa are not only beautiful people but an absolute joy to work with.  Adama has now begun running workshops with Nathaniel and has joined our performance team. Adama’s […]

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Community Drumming at Ocean St World Festival

Community Drumming at Ocean St World Festival Drummers, dancers and lovers of rhythm. This year there will be community drumming at the Ocean Street World Festival. There will be a dress theme for those that are drumming and you will find out more in class. This is a fantastic music festival with lots to see, eat […]

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Farewell Richard

Farewell Richard!

Farewell Richard! Last night was Richard’s last class with us as he set to travel around OZ with his lovely wife Sharon. Richard has been drumming with us from day one when we started our classes in Woodford and he will be sadly missed. It has been such a pleasure having you with us Richard […]

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Fun Kids Activities this April Holidays

Fun Kids Activities this April Holidays Looking for fun kids activities this April holidays? Alright kids…it has been way too long and this Easter we are back with drumming, singing and dancing @ The Palmwoods Girl Guide Hut on April 14th 10am-11am.  Bring your friends and get practicing your solos on mum and dads saucepans […]

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Your Tuesday night fun fix on the Sunshine Coast

Your tuesday night Fun Fix on the sunshine coast Hi  everyone, Have you had your drum and dance fix this year yet? If not, your in luck….we have a new course starting next week March 10th. Another chance to get your Tuesday night fun fix is about to begin and we are asking YOU to come […]

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Drumming 2015

Drumming and dancing will begin January 27th 2015 and there will be a NEW hub of African drumming on the Sunshine Coast. Tuesday nights will be your night of action and class times and prices will be emailed out in January closer to the start date. Students that are already drumming with us will receive […]

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Grab yourself a Christmas present and get a FREE 5 week course in 2015

Drums and shells… still time to choose your own colour and sound! Ok friends, we have received all of our beautiful new shells in for the final part of 2014. Drums are being readily made for many kids and adults for christmas  and New Years presents. Once again we are offering all drum sale a […]

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Lights on the Lake at Currimundi

Lights on the Lake at Currimundi Christmas celebrations have begun! Last Sunday, Rhythm Culture provided a Christmas jam for 2014 and the crowd was jumping.  There were some gorgeous kids that danced for the entire hour in the circle, there were Christmas hats, drinks and lots of noise under the cool trees of Currimundi! Thanks […]

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Its party time!

Christmas drinks and final end of year performance! Well everyone, we hope you have your festive shoes on! We will be finishing the year with a big bang at the last Nights on Ocean market for the year! It has been such a great year with all of our classes and we have met such […]

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Family traditions and hiding under a rock?!

Another year comes rolling in to the grand finale of NYE.  How huge December becomes, Christmas shopping, final appointments, parties and farewells at schools and kindergartens. No wonder some of us feel like hiding under a rock?! Do we embrace the festive season? Have you put up your tree yet? Is it a grand traditional […]

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Solstice Roots Party

Solstice Roots is an outdoor music event held on Saturday 20th December  at Crystal Waters Community kicking off at 4pm until midnight. It is a family friendly showcase of local roots bands & artists aimed at bringing the community together to support original live music and celebrate the Summer Solstice.    Solstice Roots 2014 will be headlined by […]

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Cultural Infusion end of year party

Hello fellow dance enthusiasts, it is party week and I am very excited! With the last week of term and for 2014 now here it is just amazing how quickly this year has gone and how much has happened. Details for the end of year party and concert are below, the performances are featuring Rhythm Culture with […]

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Hayden hack Infusion plays GLO Dance Uki

Hayden hack Infusion plays Glo Dance Uki Afro Funk supergroup THE HAYDEN HACK INFUSION play the November GLO Dance on the FULL MOON. Infusing flavours of Funk, Jazz and Afro-Beat they play their own brand of high spirited, high vibrational rootsy dance music. Hayden Hack, the bands front man and global troubadour, hails from South […]

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Epizo Bangoura workshops and concert highlights

Epizo Bangoura workshops and Concert Highlights Wow! We had such an amazing weekend of drum and dance workshops with Epizo Bangoura at the Maleny Community Centre hosted by Natalie and Pascale Richy from Upbeat Rhythms. It was great to see a few familiar faces there from our classes, we hope you enjoyed it as much as […]

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Buy a new drum in 2014

BUy A nEW Drum in 2014 Buy a new drum in 2014 and get a free drumming course in 2015. This November we have some beautiful new West African shells arriving, shells will be skinned up for December, just in time for Christmas! All December drum purchases will receive a FREE African drumming course in […]

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Private tuition gift packages

Private Tuition Gift Packages Ever thought of deepening your skills and knowledge in African Djembe or Dundun? Would you like to join the experienced drumming class? or perhaps this is the perfect gift idea for your loved one for Christmas? Join Rhythm Culture in some one on one training and get the most out of […]

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Welcome to the Festive Season

WElcome To the Festive Season Welcome to the Festive Season! We kicked off November with some fantastic workshops with Epzio Bangoura. Both drumming and dancing  workshops with Epizo were awesome with his thorough step by step breakdowns of routines and rhythms. Not to mention his fabulous humor and incredible kora playing skills at the evening concert! A […]

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Drum Making Workshop

Drum making workshop step by step…

Drum Making workshop Step by Step Before the drum making workshop your drum has already undergone a journey. The process begins with a living tree often hundreds of years old which is carefully selected and cut down. Traditionally this was done as a ritual and the tree was asked if it wanted to become an […]

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Beginners and experienced drumming classes

Beginners and experienced drumming classes Yes, well its that time. Starting in 2 weeks, classes will be divided into beginners and experienced drumming classes in Palmwoods. If you have been drumming with us for a while or have had some private tuition, then your class will be on Tuesday evenings 6-7pm @ Palmwoods Memorial Hall and if […]

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African drumming for kids every week?

African drumming for kids So, 2015 is just around the corner and we are hoping to get a regular kids class happening after school in Palmwoods. Over the past year we have had lots of you ask about kids classes and so far we have only had the drum sing dance workshops or private tuition […]

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Win 5 weeks of drumming

Two lucky people will win a 5 week course this month! All you have to do is post us a photo of you drumming via Facebook or email. Don’t forget to smile! 🙂 Photos will be posted online or in our next newsletter and the lucky winner will be announced in November.

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DRUM SING DANCE for Kids

Yes! its been a while…BUT its that time again finally! C’mon kids its time to get your drumming hands out and dancing shoes on! We are starting 2015 with an extraordinary drum sing dance workshop where you guys get to teach us how to drum! and there is a PRIZE for the most valuable drumming […]

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Drum making workshop with Rhythm Culture

Rhythm Culture will be hosting a drum making workshop in early December for those of you that would like to make your very own professional African djembe. The one day workshop including equipment costs will be $200-$600 depending on chosen drum shell etc. This will be an end of year special event, so if you […]

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Epizo Bangoura returns to Sunshine Coast

   

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Do your feet feel like dancing?

Have your feet been trying to take you somewhere lately? Or trying to tell you something. Have a good chat with them we are sure they will say we need African dancing. Dancing starts back this week folks!  All beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Don’t forget we have live drumming! Its impossible to not get your […]

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Spring Drums and Fun

Hi everyone, Hope you all well and smiling. What an eventful few months we have had as a family! We welcomed the birth of our beautiful and now 7 week old son, Emiel Combs and now as we climb out of our cocoon and enter the world as a family of four, we are energized […]

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Find your own rhythm with African drumming classes

NEW drumming  classes start next week people! New rhythm, new people and this has to be the best time of year to birth something new. So, why not sign yourself up for a 5 week African drumming course.  Our classes are fun, relaxed and full of valuable information that can get you playing a djembe […]

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Stars of the Bobo Balafon

 Stars of the Bobo balafon Check out this video that the gorgeous Freya Manning sent to us filmed in Maison de Jeune in Mali. This was made by a friend of her and Bassidi’s and no surprise that Bassidi’s family are the stars with some incredible insights into the Bobo Balafon and its place in their culture. […]

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WIN free tickets to Grace Barbe at Nambour Civic Centre

Be in the running to win one of 2 x FREE double passes to the Grace Barbe, The Afro Sound of Seychelles at Nambour Civic Centre, Sunshine Coast show on September 9th! All you have to do is LIKE and COMMENT on our Facebook page post here. More details on the event can be found here. What […]

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Bassidi Kone World Music Tour – Workshop Feedback Request

This is a call out to those of you that came along to a Bassidi Kone workshop and/or event throughout the Bassidi Kone World Music Tour. Bassidi and Freya would love some feedback on how you found the workshops and would appreciate any testimonials that you feel you could contribute to their new website which […]

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Farewell Bassidi Kone

Rhythm Culture team says farewell to Bassidi Kone. Last week we said goodbye to Bassidi and Freya after a two week tour along the East Coast. There were workshops in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Byron Bay as well as performances at Solbar, Cafe Le Monde and Coorabell Hall near Byron. Although we […]

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Whats on community events – Sunshine Coast

Whats on community events – Sunshine Coast “RANDOM ACT OF RHYTHM” has been created for your drumming, dance and musical enjoyment, Sundays, 3pm to sunset at Moffat beach, (Caloundra) weather permitting. It is proposed that this will be a weekly ongoing event. Event message – Hello beautiful people! Let’s create a Sunset Groove at Moffat […]

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Whats on Sunshine Coast – Grace Barbe

Whats on sunshine coast – Grace Barbe The Afro Sound of the Seychelles Nambour Civic Centre Tue 09 September 2014 Time: Tuesday 9 September 7.30pm Tickets: Early Bird Adult $22 / Early Bird Concession $22 / Early Bird Group 8+ $22 / Early Bird SCvip $20 / Early Bird U26 $20 / Adult $35 / […]

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Whats on Brisbane – African events QLD

Upcoming African Events in QLD African Fashion Show FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE SUMMER FASHION SHOW, A+ IS PROUD TO HOST THE 2014 WINTER AFRICAN FASHION SHOW THIS JULY AND INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN THEM FOR AN ENTERTAINING AND INSPIRING NIGHT, ON WHICH INFUSED CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DESIGNS BY UP AND COMING AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNERS WILL BE […]

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Upcoming African events QLD

INTERNATIONAL CAFE    – Upcoming African live music events                                                  You are all invited to come and share and enjoy the everyday life experience of Jamaican music and culture at the International […]

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Nights On Ocean market African drumming special for June

Come and say HI! and grab a flyer from our stall at Nights on Ocean this month Friday June 13th and receive 20% discount of the already special price of $79 for your African drumming Maroochydore 5 week course booking starting on July 16!

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Do you want to WIN a FREE African Drumming Workshop with Bassidi Kone?

You and a friend can win a free African Drumming workshop with Master Drummer, Bassidi Kone on the Sunshine Coast this June 28th @ Solbar and in Byron Bay Saturday July 5th @ KulchaJam.. All you have to do is subscribe or if you are already a subscriber, get a friend to subscribe to Rhythm […]

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African drumming class 50% off

Do you want to try African drumming classes on the Sunshine Coast? This winter we have a little special to warm you up! Throughout June will be offering all NEW students in Maroochydore and Noosa the chance to come a try a class for $10! and if you LIKE what we do and join up […]

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Bassidi Kone World Music Tour Workshop Program

Finally, the program for the Bassidi Kone World Music Tour has been released. See below for times and venues near you! Workshops: 1.5hr – $32 – All welcome Solbar, Sunshine Coast – Sat June 28 12-1.30pm Book online here. West End, Brisbane – Sun June 29 1.30-3pm & 3-4pm Book online here. KulchaJam, Byron Bay […]

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Student feedback makes us so happy :)

We have received the most awesome feedback lately…thank you so much to those of you that go out of your way to share you appreciation for what we do, it makes all the difference in our world! “Heya Bec! I would like to say, that your rhythmculture troop, and drum classes and just everything, are the […]

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African Drumming in Noosa

Did you know that we now run African Drumming courses in Noosa!? NEW course starts June 2nd @ The J on Monday evenings 6-7pm.  All ages 8+ and all levels. Drums provided. Come and try something NEW! Be immersed in traditional West African rhythms. Learn djembe and dundun ensemble parts. Regular student performance opportunities! You […]

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FREE tickets to Mother Africa

Be in the running to win one of 2 x FREE double passes to the Mother Africa Nambour Civic Centre, Sunshine Coast show on July 4th! All you have to do is subscribe to the Rhythm Culture monthly newsletter via our contact form here. Winners of FREE tickets will be announced via our Facebook Page […]

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African Dancing Sunshine Coast

Join us for an hour of groove, sweat, laughs and fun in African Dancing Sunshine Coast! Every Tuesday evening at 7-8pm @ Palmwoods Memorial Hall. Live drumming and a $5 dance class! Excellent for beginners and fantastic for experienced (come share your moves!). For lovers of all types of dancing, stomping and leaping. Suits all […]

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May special workshops with Master Drummer

Don’t forget to purchase your Bassidi Kone workshop tickets within 5 days to grab the month of May special! There are $25 tickets for 1.5hr workshops up for grabs in the Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay, Gold Coast and in Brisbane! Be quick and don’t miss this! See here for your location and to purchase your […]

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NEW African drumming courses start this week

NEW African drumming courses start this week in Maroochydore and Palmwoods. Pay before Tuesday and receive the $79 special for 5 week courses. This course, Nathaniel will be teaching Djole with some exciting new ensemble parts on djembe and dundun. If you have ever thought about learning a new instrument, now is your chance! Every […]

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NEW African drumming courses start May 27th

NEW rhythms, new people and lots more fun begins May 27th.  Adults and children aged 8+ are guaranteed 5 weeks of fun! Don’t miss the pre-sale special of $79 which can be purchased here NEW locations and times listed below: Maroochydore @ SOLBAR 4.45-5.45pm Wednesdays starting May 28th Palmwoods @ Palmwoods Memorial Hall 6-7pm Tuesdays […]

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Bassidi Kone workshop tickets for the month of May special

Don’t miss these special workshop prices for the Bassidi Kone World Music Tour! For the month of May only all workshop tickets will be $25.00.  Workshop locations listed below. Saturday 28th June @ SOLBAR 12-1.30PM Sunshine Coast Sunday 29th June @ Kurilpa Hall 1-3-3.30pm & 3-4.30pm Brisbane Saturday 5th July @ Kulchajam 11-12.30pm Byron Bay […]

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Kone Express @ BEMAC, Brisbane

Last weekend we attended the Kone Express @ BEMAC in Brisbane. The Kone Express is the Australian based group that Bassidi Kone features in. The group received a tour grant and have been doing shows all over Australia. The music was phenomenal and of course, Bassidi was the star. It was such a treat to […]

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And the winners to see Mother Africa are….

And the winners are….. Thanks to the team of Mother Africa @ QPAC for providing us with these wonderful tickets. Congratulations to AMA KALMA & ANNA LEE. You have  just won a double pass each to see Mother Africa on May 15th @ QPAC in Brisbane! Now, all you have to do is choose a […]

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Rhythm Culture Student and Dance Co-op Performance

Last Friday, the drumming students of Rhythm Culture along with the members of the Dance Co-op performed beautifully for the Nights On Ocean Market in Maroochydore.  Check out these action shots!

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Whats on Kids Activities July Holidays 2014

Whats on Kids Activities July Holidays 2014 Kids! This time round we want a story about the DJEMBE and WHY DO YOU LOVE DRUMMING SO MUCH? Artwork is essential! The winner will be announced at the end of the workshop and of course…..WIN A PRIZE! Thursday – July 9th- All welcome! 10.30am-11.30am @ Palmwoods Girl Guide […]

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Whats On African Drumming Classes May 27th

Whats On African Drumming Classes May 27th Join us for another 5 weeks of fun at the end of May. NEW dates are released below for regular classes and courses in Noosa, Palmwoods and Maroochydore. Don’t forget to pop in and say hi at The African Dance Co-op running on Tuesday evenings.  These nights are […]

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Nambour and Maroochydore Weekly

 Article and photos by Tani Du Toi EASTER eggs turned into music shakers when Rhythm Culture hosted a kids’ dance, sing and drumming workshop at Palmwoods’ Girl Guides hut on April 15. The participants brought their home-made shakers to the fun workshop hosted by Nathaniel Combs. The best shakers won prizes. During the workshop, Nathaniel […]

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Rhythm Culture Community – Emilie Matyja

Rhythm Culture Community Learning French and Italian with Emilie Matyja Emilie is one of our lead dancers from the dance coop and also a drumming student from our Palmwoods class. She was born in France, has lived in Italy and travelled around the world before settling on the Sunshine Coast. She’s a Hawaian dancer, a yoga […]

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Whats on: Workshop Dates Released

Get your Early Bird Tickets this Month only! Bassidi Kone will return this June/July for a fantastic World Music Tour down the East Coast. Performances and workshops will be held throughout Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Byron Bay. Performances will be accompanied by Nathaniel Combs and the Hayden Hack Infusion. Bassidi and his group […]

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Win free tickets to Mother Africa

Win free tickets to Mother Africa Win free tickets to Mother Africa at QPAC on the 15th of May 2014 valued at $119.90. If you would like to go in for your chance to see this incredible show in Brisbane all you need to do is subscribe to our email list via our contact form. […]

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Farewell Yenenesh! We will miss you!

Farewell Yenenesh! We will miss you! On the weekend we attended Yenenesh’s Farewell concert at BEMAC in Brisbane. The show was an absolute delight with a range of different dance genres (mostly African) and of course drumming including the Indian Tablas. So many people gathered to celebrate Yenenesh and the work she has done within […]

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What’s On: Kone Express Brisbane May 11th

What’s On: Kone Express Brisbane May 11th Koné Express play a fearless and foot stomping set that navigates itself effortlessly through the realms of afro-jazz, latin, trance and reggae. On a rock solid rhythm section the young Koné weaves entrancing melodies on an enormous pentatonic marimba that originates from the Bobo tribes of Burkina Faso. […]

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Media Release – Sunshine Coast Daily

Media Release – Sunshine Coast Daily IT’S Tuesday at about 7pm and the rhythmic beats of djembe drums echoing from Palmwoods Memorial Hall announce it’s time for the dancers to gather. Mostly women and a couple of men of all ages, shapes and sizes are jovially stretching limbs, waiting for the lead dancer to signal. […]

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DRUM SING DANCE at Palmwoods

DRUM SING DANCE at Palmwoods Yes, it is that time again!! C’mon kids book your place for the next drum sing dance event in Palmwoods! Join us for Easter FUN! Bring your decorated egg shaker….the wackiest, quirkiest, silliest…WINS A PRIZE!! April 15th 10.30-11.30am Bookings essential. Spaces are limited. Book Now! All ages, family friendly event.

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THE HEART OF AFRICA BEATS AT QPAC

THE HEART OF AFRICA BEATS AT QPAC After selling out in all capital cities across Australia in 2010 and smashing box office records, the jaw-dropping show Mother Africa, Circus of the Senses returns to Brisbane, direct from a sell out Broadway season,to the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 13 to 17 May 2014. […]

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Whats on: Bassidi Kone Flights booked, locked and loaded!

Whats on: Bassidi Kone Flights booked, locked and loaded! Bassidi and his gorgeous fiance land here with us on June 26th for a fantastic and eventful 12 days of fun! With the Bassidi Kone World Music Tour in full planning, we are excited to announce many amazing events, workshops and performances across Byron Bay, Gold […]

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Rhythm Culture welcomes you

Rhythm Culture Welcomes you Hi everyone, We hope March has found you well! Can you believe it is the Easter holidays in 5 weeks? Wow, time flys when you are having fun! This month you will see Rhythm Cultures website take an exciting new look along with more detailed information in an expansive new format. […]

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What’s on – African drumming courses Sunshine Coast March 2014

What’s on – African Drumming March 2014 African Drumming Classes in Noosa, Maroochydore and Palmwoods – March/April 2014 Mondays Noosa course dates @ The j African drumming open course 6-7pm Dates: April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, May 19th, May 26th Tuesdays Palmwoods course dates @Palmwoods Memorial Hall African drumming open course 6-7pm African dance […]

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African Drumming Classes at The j Noosa

African Drumming Classes at The j Noosa Yay! The time has come! Classes will begin at The j in Noosa after the Easter Break. Be sure to book your space.  These classes will run in 5 week blocks starting April 28th.  We look forward to giving our students a closer class option.  For those that […]

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What’s on – Advanced Drumming Classes Sunshine Coast April 2014

What’s on – Advanced Drumming Classes Sunshine Coast April 2014 Rhythm Culture is starting Advanced Drumming Classes from April 23rd for those of you that have had experience in African drumming either through Rhythm Culture classes or elsewhere. These classes will build on technique, dexterity, coordination, advanced rhythms and solos. This course is highly recommended for those […]

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What’s on for kids activities – DRUM SING DANCE workshops Sunshine Coast April 2014

What’s on for kids activities –  DRUM SING DANCE workshops Sunshine Coast April 2014 Yes, it is that time again!! C’mon kids book your place for the next drum sing dance event in Palmwoods! All ages, family friendly event. Join us for Easter FUN! Bring your decorated  egg shaker….the wackiest, quirkiest, silliest…WINS A PRIZE!! April […]

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Rhythm Culture supports alternative housing – Earthships visits Sunshine Coast libraries.

Rhythm Culture supports alternative housing – Earthships visits Sunshine Coast libraries. Imagine living off the grid where houses are cheap to build, can help provide food for the family and are self-heated or cooled all year round. Ryan Mayne will be visiting libraries around the Sunshine Coast explaining the basic Earthship design principals. Find out […]

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World Music Tour with Bassidi Koné

World Music Tour with Bassidi Koné Rhythm Culture presents the World Music Tour over 10 days with 8 performances and 3 workshops from Noosa to Byron Bay showcasing world class Djembe and Balaphon player Bassidi Koné. Three special performances will include a collaboration with the Hayden Hack INfusion in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Sunshine […]

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Rhythm Culture’s Book of the Month.

    This book is a great read, a good giggle, and wins our book of the month of February! A very interesting, comical, intelligent approach to parenting. We have started demonstrating a few idle parenting tactics within our own home and yes, it actually works and makes a lot of sense.  Elijah (3yrs) is […]

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What’s on – African drumming private tuition Sunshine Coast March 2014

What’s on – African drumming private tuition Sunshine Coast March 2014 We now have 4 spaces open on Mondays for Private tuition classes on African djembe and dundun. Benefits of private tuition include: in-depth accompaniment focus convenient time of your choice individual level specific rhythm choice one on one dundun lessons solo guidance professional advice […]

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Eat A Rainbow – Sally Bell Cross shares vital goodness!

Eat a Rainbow – Sally Bell Cross shares vital goodness! “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” —Wassily Kandinsky Most of us might be used to thinking about the almighty calorie when it comes to food. Or, we might have even gone further, adapted our palates and began a vigilant journey toward a […]

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Win you and a friend a Day of Drum and Dance!

Win you and a friend a Day of Drum and Dance! We are offering 3 lucky people a chance to bring a friend and come along for a day of Drum and Dance with Yenenesh Nigusse this March 30th. This prize is worth $100 and all you have to do is have a friend/relative (that […]

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Camp Africa Foly Drum and Dance

Camp Africa Foly Drum and Dance July 19th / 20th 2014 We are very excited to announce that Rhythm Culture in association with the Noosa Long Weekend Festival will be providing the Sunshine Coast with an extraordinary Drum and Dance Camp in 2014! International and interstate artists have been confirmed and there will be a […]

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Drum and Dance Club Sunshine Coast

 Drum and Dance Club Sunshine Coast Be sure not to miss the first Drum and Dance Club Sunshine Coast event for 2014 with Nathaniel Combs and Yenenesh Nigusse. This is the perfect event to get warmed up for classes in January! And if you have ever thought of joining in on some African dance, this […]

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Student performance at Night on Ocean Street

Student Performance at Nights on Ocean Street December 13th. Meet: 6:15pm Outside Solbar. Perform: 6:40 – 7:00pm To celebrate the end of a fantastic year with all of our amazing and dedicated students we will be  performing at the next upcoming Nights on Ocean Market in Maroochydore. Students will be playing what they have been learning including […]

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Christmas Special- Rhythm Culture newsletter subscribers and students

We are celebrating XMAS and the New Year with special little offer for 2014… We have 4 NEW  beautiful handmade drums (by us) and we would like to give 4 special people the opportunity to purchase one of these drums and receive a FREE 5 week course voucher to use in 2014. This offer is […]

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Coolum Surfriders Eco Challenge

Surfriders Eco Challenge – Coolum  

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KASSA is the word on the street

‘KASSA’ is the word on the street…. Hi drummers, dancers and lovers of music from all around the world.  Our new courses start this week which we are incredibly excited about.  The rhythm ‘Kassa’ will be taught including all djembe, dundun, sangban and kenkeni parts. There will be a student performance this December 13th at […]

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Last night, when the rain poured African dancing…

Last night, when the rain poured African dancing… Last night whilst the rain poured and the thunder cracked our Tuesday night drum and dance co-op sweated, laughed and grooved! It was the best night yet and although we were down on numbers due to the weather… it was a beautiful night.  Kids played and danced, […]

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African Dancing here…African Dancing there!

Dancing here…dancing there! Well.. what an awesome weekend! We have just completed a day of workshops with Epizo Bangoura in Maleny and my legs hurt! Ha! It was so much fun.  Loved the contemporary/traditional mix up of the moves..we are so excited to get practicing on this routine! For those of you that don’t know, […]

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Drum Sing Dance Workshop October 2013

DRUM SING DANCE Workshop October 2013  

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African drumming classes at Solbar

African Drumming Classes at Solbar. Do you want to have fun? Do you want to find your rhythm? This month Rhythm Culture and Solbar present African drumming classes. Did you know new research shows that rhythm is fundamental to how the brain works and good rhythm promotes good health both physically and mentally leading to […]

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So! what exactly is an African dancing co-op?

So! What exactly is an African dance co-op? We will be running a dance Co-op from 7.30-8.30pm on Tuesday evenings starting Ocober 15th. Drummers are welcome to stay after drumming class to drum for the dancers.  This co-op will be a gold coin donation and it is a space where lovers of African Dance can […]

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Sewing some African fun!

Sewing some African fun! Was feeling a little creative today and decided to gather some African fabrics and sew some pants and shorts for the family. If only there was more time, i would do this a whole lot more often. I enjoy it most when the house is quiet, the coffee is on and […]

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Term 3 African Drumming comes to an end..

Term 3 African Drumming comes to an end.. Term 4 begins We would just like to thank all of our African Drumming students for another awesome term! Finally we have seen through the cold and there are only festivals and fun times ahead. We have an exciting new class starting in term 4  and also […]

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Rhythm Culture Private Functions

Rhythm Culture Private Functions This was a beautiful vibe at a birthday party in Eumundi. The sun was shining and the pizza was delicious. Thanks Tanya and Happy B’day for this special day! 🙂

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Rhythm Culture presents African Drum and Dance Club in Woodford

Rhythm Culture presents African Drum and Dance Club in Woodford

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Iron Man 2013

Rhythm Culture drum at sunrise for Iron Man 2013!

Rhythm Culture perform at sunrise at Mooloolaba A 4am departure for this event had us curious! and WOW does it get any better than drumming at sunrise on the beach with incredibly talented artists?! NO! This gig was an absolute highlight for us and thank you to Iron Man 2013 for having us! We hope […]

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Making drums

Making Drums The weather has been perfect for drying this cow skin that we got from a home butcher in Conondale. In the past we have sourced our skins from Charlyville, nearly 1000kms away, once dried and delivered. Now we have travelled less that 100kms away round trip!  We have used an old trampoline, some […]

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Rhythm Culture students perform at Noosa Jazz Festival!

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Sharing the rhythm in Queensland…..

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African Drumming Workshop The Avante Garden Party – Caloundra Fringe Festival

Join Rhythm Culture on Saturday 29th September for a community African drumming workshop at The Avante Garden Party as part of the Caloundra Fringe Festival.  Drums provided or you can bring you own. 4-5pm $5 Ph 0434585992 for more info

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Keyim Ba hits the Sunshine Coast with African drumming, dancing and a show!

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council has jumped on the rhythm scene with African drumming and dancing workshops with Keyim Ba at The J in Noosa. These workshops will be held from 12pm on Saturday 14th Sepetmber with a showcase of Keyim Ba in performance! Not to be missed! The Sunshine Coast council has given all […]

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African Drumming at FESTURI

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decaf vs the real stuff

Decaf vs the real stuff

DEcaf vs the real stuff I absolutely love coffee but I can only have one a day or I get all jittery ..so after much contemplation I decided to buy my first of bag decaf beans, in excitement that I would now drink 5 cups and not be bouncing off the walls. As it so […]

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African Drumming party entertainment…setting the scene

Private Parties with Rhythm Culture Its seems as though private parties, hens nights, weddings and birthdays are setting the scene for African Drumming at the moment! We have been inundated with bookings for drumming drumming and more drumming…..Everyone is looking for something just a little bit different for their party entertainment, some want laughs, others […]

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African drumming with Bassidi Kone

Thankyou Bassidi Kone and Threeworlds

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Family Fun this Saturday in Woodford with African Drumming

Hi everyone, don’t forget we have our African Drumming Workshop in Woodford this Saturday 11.00 – 12.30pm All ages, drums provided, everyone welcome and the person who wears the silliest socks WINS a prize!! Now that is going to be hilarious! Get creative people! Yay! Bookings must be made by Wednesday evening by phoning 0434585992 […]

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Rhythm Culture presents African drumming with Bassidi Kone in the Gold Coast

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Rhythm Culture presents African Drumming workshops with Bassidi Kone in Brisbane

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Equipment list to make your own drum

Equipment list to make your own drum…. There is a list of things you need to make your own drum and this equipment list can help you get started…. skin rope fabric glue sharp knife vice grips drum press rubber hammer razors (for shaving the skin) sandpaper files wood oil

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Djembe drum-making on the Sunshine Coast!

Djembe drum-making on the Sunshine Coast! NEW drums are getting some love this week, new skins, polished wood and fitted rings…a delivery of skins have arrived and ever since Nathaniel has been working hard, cranking, stretching, welding and pulling. They are looking absolutely beautiful and there is nothing more exciting than welcoming a bunch of […]

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Drum and Dance Intensive in Woodford

Drum and Dance Intensive in Woodford Hi all, Well the next Drum and Dance event has been set in for August 10th in Woodford! We have some very special students in Woodford that we think will appreciate this one!! Nathaniel will be running a 1.5 hour drumming workshop and then we have the fabulous Yenenesh […]

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Bassidi in the Sunshine Coast

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Winter classes also feel the cold and await the dawn of spring……

Winter classes also feel the cold and await the dawn of spring…… It’s the time again…cold, short days and early nights.  It’s definitely a time for contemplation and hibernation and our drumming classes always feel the cold at this time of year, less people venture out and less people are looking for something NEW to […]

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FREE African Drumming classes this week! NEW term starts today!!

FREE African Drumming classes this week! NEW term starts TODAY!! Hi everyone, Hope you are all well and are feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after the holidays! We have our NEW term of classes beginning this week in Maleny and Palmwoods. We are offering this whole week of classes for FREE and we would absolutely love you to […]

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Malian World Music TOUR with Bassidi Kone!

Malian World Music TOUR with Bassidi Kone Don’t miss the Malian World Music Tour an awesome event with Bassidi Koné from Mali, West Africa and Sunshine Coast’s Nathaniel Combs. If you like to dance and listen to world class music performed by phenomenal Malian drummer, Bassidi Koné then this is the gig for you! Get […]

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African Drumming Workshops Bassidi Kone’s ‘Rhythms of Mali’

African Drumming Workshop Bassidi Kone’s ‘RHYTHMS OF MALI’  African Drumming Workshops return to the Sunshine Coast with Bassidi Kone from Mali.  World class master drummer, Bassidi Kone is a supportive, warm and patient teacher with positive energy and an infectious smile He has exceptional knowledge of Mali’s cultural music and heritage. Learn traditional djembe and […]

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Malian World Music TOUR – Bassidi Koné

RHYTHM CULTURE presents Malian World Music TOUR with Bassidi Koné Rhythm Culture presents Malian World Music TOUR with Bassidi Koné and welcomes you to experience this exhilarating series of workshops and performances with world class musician Bassidi Koné. Dance to the music and revel in the rhythm. COME PLAY WITH US! BASSIDI KONÉ a well renowned, […]

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Bassidi Kone Cafe Le Monde

Bassidi Kone Cafe Le Monde, Noosa Malian World Music Tour Bassidi Kone Malian World Music TOUR @ Cafe Le Monde, Noosa Friday July 12th 6pm Don’t miss this awesome event with Bassidi Kone from Mali, West Africa and Sunshine Coast’s Nathaniel Combs. If you like to dance and listen to world class music performed by […]

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Drumming Workshops Bassidi Kone’s ‘RHYTHMS OF MALI’

Drumming Workshops Bassidi Kone’s ‘RHYTHMS OF MALI’ Drumming Worksops for all levels returns to the Sunshine Coast with Bassidi Kone from Mali. World class musician, Bassidi Kone is a supportive, warm and patient teacher with a positive energy, infectious smile and exceptional knowledge of Mali’s cultural music and heritage. Learn traditional djembe and dundun parts […]

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Kids Holiday Workshops

Kids Holiday workshops DRUM SING DANCE Kids Holiday workshops on June 27th 2013. This will be a day for the lil’ ones. Rhythm Culture’s Nathaniel Combs will be providing a school kids holiday workshops on the Sunshine Coast. This workshop will be a one off event and will have your little ones making music, getting […]

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Upcoming African drumming and dancing in the Sunshine Coast

  Rhythm and Culture here on the Sunshine Coast…..   Morning in Bamako, West Africa.   I wake to the routine sound of grass brush on paver’s as the neighbours sweep their entrance way to clear the way for the beginning of a new day. Sweaty from another hot night I find relief in a […]

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Healing through African Drumming

  Dissolving ill-health, accessing creativity and most importantly having fun!  http://www.scopemagazine.com.au/heal-your-body-through-african-drumming What is your idea of fun? How do you relax, unwind and get back into your body? Do you exercise, take part in a regular class and surround yourself with like-minded people? Being healthy is a combination of mind, body and spirit. Weakness in […]

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School Holiday Programs June

School Holiday Programs June 27th in Palmwoods Looking for something new and exciting these holidays? Why not join Rhythm Culture in an exciting new holiday workshop offered right here on the Sunshine Coast. June  27th will be a day for the lil’ ones. Rhythm Culture’s Nathaniel Combs will be providing a school holiday workshop for children […]

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African Drum and Dance Intensive

African Drum and Dance Intensive with Nathaniel Combs and Yenenesh Nigusse on the Sunshine Coast Join Nathaniel and Yenenesh this June 8th for an explosive African Drum and Dance intensive. African Drumming with Nathaniel Combs is for all levels.  Deepen your knowledge of West African music with this jam packed intensive, designed to challenge and […]

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Bassidi Kone at Upfront Club, Maleny.

African Drumming Workshops

African Drumming Workshops with Bassidi Kone Bassidi returns and heats up the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane with African drumming workshops and show! We are very excited to announce that Bassidi Kone from Mali will be returning to the Sunshine Coast for an exciting weekend of African Drumming action in July.  There will be African Drumming […]

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Mothers Day….Do mums drum?

Bring your mum, mums do drum! Happy Mothers day!…. why not do something different this year? Give your mum a treat to remember! Are you busy this Sunday? and can’t see your mum? Why not bring her to our special Mother’s Day workshop. Special Mother’s Day workshop. Monday May 13th  5-6pm  Drums provided, $20, mum […]

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Rhythm Culture Newsletter…artists wanted

Artists wanted for feature articles!! Hi everyone, hope you are all smiling on the Sunshine Coast. We are expanding our newsletter and will be hosting a feature artist of music/art/designer/unique individuals…so if are one of these people or if you know someone who is.. please send details, including a brief bio and article to info@rhythmculture.com.au..feel […]

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writers/musos/designers/artists wanted!!

Artists wanted for feature articles!! Hi everyone, hope you are all smiling on the Sunshine Coast. We are expanding our newsletter and will be hosting a feature artist of music/art/designer/writers/unique individuals…so if are one of these people or if you know someone who is.. please send details, including a brief bio and article to info@rhythmculture.com.au..feel […]

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African Drumming Classes – Monday

African Drumming Classes – Tomorrow! Don’t miss this weeks African Drumming class in Maleny @ The Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Mondays 6.00-7.00pm Ph 0434585992 for more info

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African Flash Mob

African Flash Mob Who has seen a flash mob in real life? I have only ever witnessed these awesome African Dance Flash Mob events on YOUTUBE and now over the past two weeks I have had invites to two Melbourne African Flash mobs! How fun it would be to take part in such a grand performance. Perhaps […]

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African Drumming for the lil’ ones….

African Drumming for the lil’ ones…. African Drumming for little ones… if your child enjoys making noise, getting physical and creating sound on beautiful hand carved traditional instruments..then this could be the next perfect activity for your child. We are beginning NEW kids classes on the Sunshine Coast.  To register your interest email info@rhythmculture.com.au STAY […]

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African Dancing in the Sunshine Coast…where is it?

African Dancing in the Sunshine Coast..where is it? The Sunshine Coast is filled with art, good coffee, the sun, festivals, music and culture. We have it all!  There is certainly no shortage of drummers and African drumming seems to pop its head up all over the place…. SO why is it that there is no […]

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Power from the sun…..

Power from the sun….. Since the beginning of 2013 Rhythm Culture purchased an off-grid stand alone Solar system.  Ever since we have been 100% solar powered! For our set-up we purchased:  1 x 1000 watt inverter, 1 x 230watt panel and 2 x 280Ah batteries. Now that’s something to be excited about! How many businesses […]

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Drum Care on the Sunshine Coast

DRUM CARE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST So lets talk about the weather.  42 degrees in Mali where the sweat literally evaporates off you. I was drinking 4.5 litres of water a day, so that I didn’t completely dry out.  Shortly following this extreme humidity, I found myself in Paris with some of the coldest times […]

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NEW African Drumming tomorrow in Palmwoods!

Hi Everyone, Don’t forget, that our NEW Palmwoods class starts tomorrow at The Palmwoods Memorial Hall.  Please note that the time has changed and will be at 6.45-7.45pm. Look forward to meeting you all!! See you there! 🙂

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African Drumming FIRST class tonight!

First Class Tonight! Hi Drummers!! tonight will be the first night of our second course for this year! It feels like forever since we have seen you all.  Nathaniel has an exciting set of rhythms for you this time round and of course he will be sharing what he has been learning in Mali. So, […]

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What does Easter mean to you?

What does Easter mean to you? Easter has come and gone and I’m wondering how many of you have sworn to never eat chocolate again?? I saw an interesting post on Facebook last-night about the gap between Jesus and the Easter bunny.  What do you tell your children? I think many Australians see Easter as […]

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African Drumming Intensive March

African Drumming Intensive March 23 Experience and be immersed in Malian music at this African Drumming Intensive.  Nathaniel, our facilitator will have returned FRESH from West Africa to provide you with this unique African Drumming Intensive Workshop. This workshop is aimed at all levels, adults & children 8+.  Dont miss this once off opportunity.  This […]

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AFRO KIWI IN MALI

Afro Kiwi in Mali Blog 04/03/2013 Morning in Bamako.  I wake to the routine sound of grass brush on pavers as the neighbours sweep their entrance way to clear the way for the beginning of a new day. Sweaty from another hot night I find relief in a cold shower before taking a quick stroll […]

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Comments?

Comments? So, as i venture into cyber world one more time today i finally discover that i too like everyone else on WordPress have a comments section, where people can comment on your writing. Little to my knowledge did i know that i have people commenting on our blog and not because they love African […]

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Christmas and New Year silence….

Wow! So, after a whirlwind of Christmas lights, jingle bells, consumer sales and too much food and drink, we are now in Christmas and New Year silence. Looking back, the events, to do lists and expectations seemed out of our control and almost overwhelming.  The funny thing is is that we created all of it […]

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Rhythm Culture Student night….what fun!

Well… what a night the student performance was! Once again we had the club rocking, hands clapping and smiles all round.  Such a fantastic venue for what we do.  The Monday night at The Upfront Club is always buzzing with excitement.  Locals and newcomers enjoying food, wine, conversation and always great music from talented musos, […]

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Rhythm Culture African Drumming performances tonight!

Tonight Rhythm Culture students will be performing what they have been learning over the past 10 weeks at The Upfront Club @ 8.30pm. Come along for a bogey, great food and a visual African Drumming treat. We had the club grooving last time! So don’t miss this! 🙂

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..a great start to the festive season ahead…

Wow, what a weekend it has been! The Apsara Festival, Maleny was fantastic! Lots of musical treats, including The Hayden Hack Infusion Band (yes, we are slightly bias), roving acts, glorious views, gardens and delicious food! We had a prime stall position in-between the main stage and the coffee…met lots of keen drumming kids, sold […]

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Apsara Festival – Maleny

Events & Specials This weekend will be jam packed with a full day of fun at The Apsara Festival, Maleny.  Rhythm Culture will be having a stall and a community drumming jam.  Information on upcoming classes and events in the New Year will be available and to celebrate xmas and the end of a fantastic […]

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African Drumming and Dancing

If you haven’t already, check out our newest addition to our Facebook Fan Page, The Global Rhythm Culture Video Channel.  You will find a collection of awesome West African drumming & dancing videos and performances that we have personally selected for your enjoyment.  This is the perfect channel for a friday night in with a […]

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