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Friendly DrummersLocation: Based in Johannesburg
Established in 2012, Friendly Drummers is an innovative marimba band that stretches the instruments' capabilities. to create fresh sound which is unique and contemporary, yet remains distinctly South African.
Made up of Marimbas, Percussion, African drums and a drum kit, the music has a strong fusion element, proving the huge potential of the marimba. Extremely diverse and flexible, Friendly Drummers can offer a range of performance options and instrumentation configurations, depending on the client's preference and taste.
Culturally diverse, the group consists of musicians from South Africa as well as Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe. Their unique image is complements their distinctive sound, support their mission of modernising the indigenous instruments and moving with the times.
Their vast playlist includes music from different genres, ranging from Afro pop, African Jazz, Pop, Blues, Reggae, Dance, Contemporary, Samba, Latin, RNB, Soul, Rock, etc. Their musical diversity is evident in the musicians' willingness to take special requests, ensuring a happy audience and client!
Awards & Distinctions
The group has won several awards at the International Steelpan and Marimba Festival as well as the Education Marimba Festival. These include Best set piece, Own choice and Best classical performance for the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
- Gariep Kunstefees in Kimberly NW
- The Indeginous Games held yearly by the Department of Sports and Recreation
- CAXTON events
- FNB Fun Run
- Xterra SA
- Colour Fest
- The Gauteng Economic Indaba
- Anglo American Safety Seminars in MP
Typical Budget for Friendly Drummers is
R5000 - R10000.
Please note this is merely a guide; if you submit a booking enquiry, you will receive an exact quote based on the unique details of your event.
Submit a booking enquiry directly with Friendly Drummers, and the Artist or their manager / representative will be in touch with you soon!
Should you be unsure about which acts to enquire with, you can choose to SEND GIGSTER YOUR EVENT DETAILS and we will forward your enquiry to up to 5 suitable acts.
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