This experience is hosted by a band of up to four facilitators bringing together and exposing the diverse culture of South Africa. Our team consists of seasoned musicians from all corners of South Africa, bringing together the different rhythms and sounds from around the African continent. After introductions, we will explore these elements and the impact of sound on the human psyche through djembe drumming lessons, workshopping and an exhilarating rhythmic experience for a healthy release and a restorative connection. We will journey together through the various native sounds of Africa and rhythms of life. Somewhere during the drumming our band Khoitrans comprising of Shafiek (Djembe, keys, guitar), Simpiwe (vocals & djembe), Sandile (bass, djembe) and Byron on drum kit and percussion will switch to our instruments for an interactive jam session featuring you on drums. By playing the grooves you learn on the djembe drum we join in and perform some of our original music and compositions with you. During breaks we share our experiences and local history as artists and as much info about the city and surrounds to make your visit in Cape Town as wholesome and rewarding as possible! The studio avails the opportunity to capture memorable photos and video featuring stunning views of Table mountain whilst enjoying our delicious meal by Pitso', one of Cape Town's top local restaurant
Khoitrans band, of which I am a member, is a multicultural music platform practicing and displaying the diverse heritage of Africa, blending sounds and rhythms from all over the globe to celebrate music without boundaries. Since We are currently exploring the the holistic benefits of interactive sound and musical experiences with our audiences and the drum, woving together the traditions of malay, tribal and western origins of Cape Town. As locals we are familiar with our city's true history, utilising our art to inspire a lekke local experience with loads of info and lovely African dishes and foods. I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (October 5th, 2019)
Drink of choice
Drums and instruments
Our studio is situated in the heart of the city of Cape Town's cultural precinct, a stone's throw from Bo Kaap, which brings together a continental vibrance and local experience. Situated on Long Street, Pitso's kitchen serves up the most delicious African meals and provides the calming setting for our experience.
A contemporary African experience in a multicultural setting, highlighting the diverse nature of Cape Town. For bigger groups and generally we also host the experience at other venues in and around the city. Please inquire here about arrangements or more info on reduced rates without the meal option