Drum Beats Performs During Lord Mayors Welcome to International University Students

Drum Beats, the African drumming and rhythm sensations, went back to school earlier this month with a dazzling performance at the Sydney Lord Mayor’s annual welcome for international university students. Taking place at the city Town Hall, the traditionally low-key welcome ceremony was transformed into a vibrant multicultural reception by Drum Beat’s unique fusion of intricate African rhythms, folk dance and acrobatics.

A team of seven Drum Beats performers used an electrifying mix of uplifting rhythms and excellent showmanship, with musicians and dancers working as one to get the crowd to their feet and moving in perfect synchronization with the alluring sound of traditional drums.

The African themed music and dance show was specifically chosen by the organizing committee for the event in an effort to provide a more multicultural, invigorating and energizing welcome for the city’s incoming alumnus than has been the case in previous events.

Known for their dynamic road shows, unique corporate teambuilding events and sensational presence at weddings, parties and special occasions, Drum Beats taps into the rich universal tradition of using music and rhythm as tools of communication. Students in attendance at their honorary inauguration came from the University of Technology, Sydney, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Australian Catholic University, University of Western Sydney and TAFE NSW.

By promoting the beautiful tribal rhythms that are such an intrinsic part of African musical culture, to such a multi-faceted audience, the performance was also perfectly timed to coincide with the run-up to Australia’s National Harmony Day.

Rob Wines co-founder of Drum Beats said, “We were delighted to be invited to perform at the Lord Mayor’s welcome by the organising committee and excited by the challenge of reinvigorating the long standing event in order to connect with the students. Our music and performances are uplifting and invigorating. It is the type of music that can be felt throughout the body and the soul as much as it can be heard which made it perfect for such a diverse audience.

“The electrifying sound of drums never fails to instil a feeling of excitement and reverence, with the music acting as an international language that traverses age, race, social dogma and creed. It arouses an almost primeval instinct to dance and move, and peacefully bonds people in an atmosphere where social differences have no precedence.”

Drum Beats perform regularly throughout Sydney, including at schools and other public venues. To find out more and to make a booking visit: http://drumbeats.com.au

To view the Drum Beats Sydney Lord Mayor’s Welcome performance, please visit http://youtu.be/Wq_LWag5gfk

Contact Information: Angela Grima, angela@drumbeats.com.au, 02 8402 4882

About Drum Beats: Drum Beats is an Australia wide company that brings people together for corporate team building activities in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane & the Gold Coast. These dynamic experiences are ideal for road shows, Christmas parties, weddings, educational programs - in fact any special occasion!

Drum Beats taps into rich universal traditions of using music and rhythm as a tool of communication. Rhythm is innate within us all - the beat of our heart, the way we walk and the clapping of our hands. Everybody has the ability to express themselves rhythmically in a positive way.

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