Dubai Drums


Find your rhythm after a stressful week. The company I'm working for organized a fun team building activity after work care of  Dubai Drums at Urban Tribe Dubai .  We all headed to the nearby artsy district of Al Quoz in Dubai. Al Quoz is an industrial area known for its Arts Scene. Don't judge the book by its cover. The metal facade of warehouses with sandy parking spaces will surprise you. Art Galleries, Coffee Shops, Meeting Places, Furniture manufacturing, Automobile Service Centers, storage and factories dominate this area.  You'll find majority of the who's who in the interior design industry here.

Once we turned left at the Marina Furniture Warehouse junction at Umm Suqeim Road, we found ourselves in a maze of warehouses. After following the driving instructions and several minutes later, we all sat in a big circle of 18 in a mirrored wall studio and were briefed how to play an African Djembe drum.

Drumming is the oldest known form of team building. It brings out creativity and sparks imagination.

I've never done this before. We tucked the carved hardwood  between our legs and pounded our palms on the goat skin covered drum. We started by introducing ourselves, one after another, with a rhythm we can think of, while everyone will repeat it as a form of saying hello. 

We followed the maestro's guidance and we all became attuned to each and everyone's beat as we all created music together in harmony.  We also got to improvise to complement the overall music.  After the drumming session, despite our sore hands, everyone left feeling happy.  

Interested? Contact:

Urban Tribe Events
PO Box 73102
Street 17
Al Quoz Industrial Area 4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 3474790
Fax: +971 4 3474798
Email: guy@urbantribedubai.com
During this hour of playing music together, we all forgot about work, stresses and mundane concerns and we were all present in that moment, in complete happiness.


Have you ever tried playing Djembe drums before? Is it an activity you'd like to try?

Have a great weekend everyone!
Love and light,
Arni


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13 comments

  1. Wow, drum playing sounds like something fun to do, especially to forget the stress and work-related worries. I have never taken part in any team bonding activity with my work colleagues ... maybe in my upcoming work life whenever I find a job!
    I used to play piano when I was a child and even though I didn't like it back then I find really relaxing now and I miss it when I'm not at my parents, as I don't have a piano to play. I wouldn't mind learning to play another instrument :)
    Have a fabulous weekend, Arni!
    xoxo Irene

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  2. I should imagine the drum playing would help to alleviate stress. It's good that your company organise unusual activities like this. Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. what a great way to team build. i used to belong to a korean traditional drumming troupe and it was a great way to relieve stress and enjoy time with fellow drummers! have a great weekend!

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  4. This seems like a really fun and original team building event - how cool!

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  5. That' sounds like a lot of fun! I'd do it!

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  6. what do you do in the company, dear?

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    1. Hi Dezz, I'm a designer for an interior design firm working on 3 to 5 star hotel projects. Sometimes baking cookies for them :)

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    2. oh, that would be my dream job! :)

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  7. I've never tried playing any kind of drums. I reckon it would be a fun activity! (Till I drive everyone nuts, that is ;) )

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  8. This is a very cool idea! I think I'd be too self conscious though, I'm not very musical and so I find all musical stuff to be a bit...daunting.

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  9. I've not had a go at playing drums before but that would be awesome fun!!

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  10. This sounds really fun and fulfilling. I've seen these around before, but I'm not really good besides banging around, haha.

    xx.
    http://www.fashionandtea.com/2013/09/brooklyn-bridge-grimaldis.html

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