Rhythm Culture brings West African drumming, dancing, music and culture to Queensland. Our team provides performances, workshops and classes for children, youth, adults, organisations, companies, councils and schools.
We offer regular weekly drumming and dancing classes, team building workshops, disability and youth workshops, performances, Christmas functions, school & holiday programs, wedding entertainment, private tuition and a wide range of West African instruments.
DRUM SING DANCE is one of the most popular kids incursion activities on the Sunshine Coast and have been delivered to schools and kindergartens all over South East QLD.
Creating a hub for live music, classes and local events, we are a community for everyone. If you like to drum, sing or dance, we want to hear from you!
Our mission is to bring fun, joy, movement and the love of rhythm to as many people as possible through the celebration of West African music. All of our classes, workshops and performances are based on traditional rhythms and our teachers are actively studying, training and immersed in West African culture and rhythm.
All rhythms, ensembles and dances are kept to their original structure as much as possible and it is through this custom and ongoing immersion that we remain as close to African culture as possible. Story and song is always included in the lessons to highlight the meanings of the rhythms and their purpose.
“Rhythm Culture was an exciting and hands on way for our junior secondary students to learn some drumming techniques, expand on their knowledge of rhythm and beat and practice improvisation, all while learning about the West African Culture. The team are so easy to work with and reliable and professional. Thanks Rhythm Culture, we will be booking you again in the future”
Carly Cook, Music Teacher, Mountain Creek State High School.
“Nathaniel has an easy and natural rapport with Kindy children. His range of experiences are perfect for this age group. Aside from experiencing a glimpse of African culture and being immersed in his wonderful music, the children could not help but be inspired by Nathaniel’s passion for what he does. I highly recommend Rhythm Culture for any Kindergarten program.”
– Carmel Desjardins, Director, Peregian Beach Community Kindergarten
“Nathaniel’s enthusiasm and passion for his art was contagious and inspirational. The children had a wonderful time and they were kept moving and engaged for the entire 2 days. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone wishing to immerse children in a rich cultural experience. Thank you Nathaniel we had a blast!”
– Leanne Jones, Acting Principal, Marlborough State School
“Love you guys. Have had you attend the service several times over the years and find your sessions full of life and fun. the children are engaged and love playing the drums” – Kirsten Bulger, Matthew Finders OSHC
“Rhythm Culture were fantastic. They were easy to deal with in the lead up to the event and arrived early for both performances. They sounded fantastic and were the right fit for our event. I would definitely use them again for future events.”
– Kathryn Whiting, Functions and Productions Manager IRONMAN Asia-Pacific
“Kids absolutely loved you guys. They kept dancing and drumming around after you guys left. Some of them still remember the dance movement and do it with ‘A-fri-ca!’. It was a great team building activity. I was also surprised with my international boarders who normally do not get involved, but they enjoyed it so much as well. I will have a chat with my boss and will organise a session again either next term or early next year. Thank you for coming and giving us a great time” – Eunie, John Paul College
“The sessions you ran with us were great! Nathaniel did a great job with our students and aimed it appropriately at their level. He was very engaging. Our kids had a great time. It was a fantastic opportunity for our students!” – Goodna Special School, Alex Urquhart.
“The workshop was absolutely fantastic! It was fun and challenging and pitched at a perfect level for our year 9s. They loved our workshop leader, the movement and the way the teaching of rhythm and characteristics of style was woven into the instruction and discussion. The African dance sequence was a great length fir our girls and their assessment this term. We will definitely have you back next year!” – St Michaels College, Joanne McPhee.
“As usual, both groups had a blast! It was great to have the inclusion of the co-operative body percussion included in the workshop which encourages children to work together and consolidates the teaching we have done with keeping beat and making patterns with sound.” – Palmwoods Kindergarten, Roseann.
“Yes, your workshops were wonderful! The kids learnt so much and my colleague and I are calling it the best incursion yet. We will certainly book again next year when we know numbers! The two workshops were really useful and the students also got a bunch of choreography they can use in their assessment.” – Chisolm Catholic College, Teagan Griffey
“I just wanted to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our team building session last week – Nathaniel was great! We all enjoyed ourselves and it was definitely a great ice breaker and we will be recommending your service to our other departments for consideration in the future. “- McCormick Food Australia PTY LTD, Bec Warmerdam
“Performance was great! We were so lucky that the Rythm Culture staff were able to control large groups of children with not much assistance from service staff. We were able to interact alongside the children which was a change. The children were into the performance from start to finish and were talking about it all afternoon. This was a company we would we using again for sure! Thankyou Rhythm Culture!” – West End State School OSHC, Katerina Charalambous