Events and Parties

I just wanted to thank you so much for having Mohamed out to play and run and incredible drumming session last week at the holiday program! It was very successful and we received great feedback!
— Casey Rosengarten, Little Dreamers
The staff and volunteers of the Supporter Service Group would like to thank you for your passion for music and your captivating style. Your performance was a breathtaking opening of our annual ‘Night of Stars - A Night to Remember,’
— Natalie Gillam, Head Supporter Service Group, World Vision
Rhythm of Life was the perfect opening to our Multicultural Dance Music Festival. They brought the audience to life with dancing and really set the vibe for the whole event. People kept coming up to me later saying how great that African band was. Muchos Gracias Rhythm of Life!
— Yolanda Kuhn, Art of Living Foundation Facilitator
Mohamed’s performance on the day was incredible and brought so many smiles. We’ve had so much great feedback about his interactive and entertaining display - thank you so much!
— Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Bring people and communities together with Australia's most engaging percussion and dance ensemble, Rhythm of Life!

No matter the occasion, our interactive workshops and performances will have everyone joining in, sharing the fun, making memories to last a lifetime.


We bring rhythm and energy to events like these:

As well as:

  • Community events

  • Private functions

  • Birthday parties

  • Christmas and New Year's Eve parties

You can choose from a drum and dance workshop or performance, or both!

Unsure which one is best for your event? Or don't see your event on the list?

Get in touch and we'll make a recommendation based on your needs.


Hands-on African drumming workshops

Experience the rich and vibrant culture of West Africa through djembe drumming!

Rhythm of Life present energetic and fun African drumming workshops, lead by Guinean master drummer Mohamed Camara. The workshops cover basic djembe technique, call-and-response, solos, accompaniments, improvisation and African song.

Suitable to people of all ages and abilities, with no experience necessary. We provide up to 40 drums for the workshops.


Traditional African drum and dance ensemble

Rhythm of Life's traditional ensemble features African master drummers and dancers in colourful traditional costumes playing high energy djembe hand drums, dun dun bass drums, balafon (xylophone), kora (stringed harp), singing and dance.

Our performances can be interactive, involving audiences with African drumming, singing and dance, and we also offer roving performances.

We can provide any number of performers for your event. 


Recent events include:

  • City of Melbourne Sunset Series

  • Federation Square main stage

  • Darwin Festival

  • Melbourne University U21 URC

  • Moomba Festival

  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

  • Royal Children's Hospital

  • Rhythm of Africa

  • Melbourne Victory Football Club launch

  • Emerge Festival

  • World Vision

  • Globe to Globe World Music Festival

  • Fawkner Festival

  • Footscray 150th Anniversary

  • Share the Spirit Festival

  • Swinburne TAFE

  • Down to Earth Festival

  • Pascoe Vale Festival

  • Rhythm and Rights Festival

  • Black Harmony Gathering

  • AMES end-of-year function, Melbourne Zoo

  • Domaine Wine Shippers Christmas function

  • Unity in Diversity Festival

  • Wodonga Carnivale

  • Royal Women's Hospital

  • JJA Consulting Group 20th Anniversary