Dadadrum is a workshop and performance based music organisation
now in its 18th year. With one full time and one part time worker,
we have had extensive experience working with many groups-community,
education and corporate. Our workers have trained in Senegal, Gambia,
Ghana and the UK and bring a wealth of experience to our workshops.
We teach tribal drumming from West Africa, played on traditional
instruments from the djembe, kpanlogo and donno to Ewe stick drumming.
Within education, we work with schools, run INSET courses and various
artist in residence programmes. For community groups, we run workshops
and programmes often leading to establishing perminant groups. We
were also successful with a 73k lottery bid to establish Drum Orchestra,
a five piece performing and workshop group. The group uses West
African and Japanese taiko drumming, music technology and dance,
running countless workshops and performances across the UK. Drum
Orchestra has also produced two CD’s, both available upon
Within the corporate sector we run team and leadership programmes
for many blue chip clients across the UK including the NHS , CMPS
(Civil Service), LloydsTSB, Barclays, Arts and Business and the
Campaign for Leadership. Dadadrum is based in Oxfordshire though
we work across the UK and into Europe.
Our corporate work involves working from the individual, through
to inter and intra team dynamics to the culture and climate of an
organisation. At all levels, the focus of workshops is communication
. We use drumming to bring out many of the ‘hidden’
areas of how people communicate and address challenges using communication
tools fromTransactional Analysis and Neuro Linguistic Programming.