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   Melodic instruments, drumming,  singing & dancing for your event

Joseph the founder of African Drummer is a multi -instrumentalists  and a passionate Creative Musician.

He did studies with elders in his native land, studies in Australia , Havard University as well as Berklee School Music in the US.

He has  performed with a number of notable musicians and sometimes performs solo or with other  performers . He brings a  memorable performance to your event.

He performs at all types of events Weddings, corporate functions, University events, Community events, product launches, cocktail hours, Schools, Aged care events , concerts, trade shows , festivals, exhibitions, house concerts, parties, etc.



African Drummer combines African traditional  music/ culture with a strong passion for entertaining, relaxing, empowering, and teaching. Music is always central to our lives. Back then we lived as hunters and food gatherers . The fight and flight was on the high. The hunter could have become the hunted. Hence Music was played to relax the bodies.  The King also used music for relaxation, Communication, Spirituality and innovation. You cannot separate the royal throne from music and musicians.

Our lives today present a different set of challenges and stress still lingers . African Drummer promotes health and well-being through music, dance and drama.  We use music to try and create an ideal balance between the vital body systems




Our main objective is to promote health and wellness through Music , dance and Drama. We promote effective African transforming mechanisms. The presence of stress /fight and flight for long  time  can be detrimental to our health. We hunt for stress , trauma, social exclusion and wounds at heart.


We aim to see that our music has a positive impact on varied states of life and ailments . We use both traditional and modern therapies .

You will meet our Xylophone and thumb piano which is part  Idiophone family of African instruments ,This is so good for relaxing

You will meet our harps and fiddle tubes which are part of the Cordophone family of African instruments.  These are good for brain , heart and relaxation.

We will also present our unique drums which are part of the Membranophones family. These help with endorphins which are a good for a feel good moment.

You will meet our flutes from the Aerophone family of African instruments .  These combined with  great vocal skills elicit relaxation and happiness which is great for health


We can do the program in a group  or an individualised basis using a holistic approach .



African Drummer  Team building program focuses on :

Health and wellness

Active listening

Boosting self-esteem, confidence and enjoyment

Producing music for mutual enjoyment

A collaborative Approach
Empowering• Reduction of stress
Promotion of focus and concentration

Overcoming communication barriers to maximize productivity and team work

Master Drum concept
Team bonding

Developing innovative skills through the music while leaming African tales that help build resilience, patience, work ethic and cooperation.



 We shall help you achieve your goal for a joyful event. As you sit back with your guests , we shall play nice authentic African music, infusion  and songs that will help you relax. If required, we shall also involve the participants.

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All Ages & Levels


You will learn rhythms, dances and history .These particular dances and rhythms have been passed through generations .These are wonderful body postures that help improve balance, coordination, fitness and reduce stress. 



 Joseph was born in a traditional Ugandan family.  Tribal and Christian music has always been a part of my family, owing to the absence of toys and TVs during my childhood, He started drumming at a very young age.  His childhood evening camp fires included drumming, singing, dancing and story telling.  The two tiny drums went around our small group of 10-20 children, with the guidance of professional drummers, dancers and storytellers who usually turned up at these gathering.  I picked up professional tactics and the passion for music and African Drumming. In school he furthered his music and passion and was chosen to be the “Choir Master”. They held different school competitions both locally and nationally, They won Triumphantly.   He has  performed at various cultural events and ceremonies  E.g. Birthdays, Engagement Parties, Naming Ceremonies, Weddings, Corporate functions, Festivals, Churches schools and Universitie .He now resides in Ipswich Australia teaching African Drumming, singing, instruments ,Dance  and Culture    

For all your musical needs, contact Joseph Matovu African Drummer.



Setting The Right Scene

Team Building can be perfect for this. Through our great professionalism we shall help you achieve this. As you sit back with your guests , we shall play nice African rhythms and songs that will help you relax. If required , we shall also come with a few drums and instruments that will be played by your staff. Thus collaborating and producing wonderful music as a team for mutual enjoyment while getting to know each other on a personal



Are you looking for a professional Drummer for your event, recording session, or ensemble? Joseph Matovu African Drummer has got what it takes to deliver the right kind of tunes everyone will love listening to. Get in touch to learn more about their musical styles, repertoire, rates and available dates.

PH: +61 424 441 198

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