• Drumstruck at Silvermist

    Drumstruck the amazing music and wine experience at Silvermist

    Brent and I truly had a fantastic experience with Drumstruck at Silvermist. 

    Last summer, Drumstruck at Silvermist captivated both local audiences and tourists with its energetic 5-star African drum-theatre production. Uniquely coupled with a wine tasting presented by Silvermist owner and winemaker, Gregory Brink Louw. Hailed as the ‘most authentic and interactive African experience in Cape Town’. Drumstruck will be launching its new season on 10 November 2023.

    Drumstruck has been entertaining audiences across the globe since its humble beginnings in Johannesburg in 2002. Culminating in tours in the Far East, Europe, Australia and off-Broadway in New York, where celebrity audience members included the likes of Nicole Kidman, Kevin Bacon and Rosie O’ Donnell. Their recent partnership with Dolly Parton at her theme park in Nashville had the country music star exclaiming, “I’m dumbstruck over Drumstruck.” Drumstruck producer, Warren Lieberman, explains that he brought the show back to South African soil after Covid so that locals and tourists can have access to the transformative and unifying magic of drumming together, while learning something about traditional African music.

    Drumstruck at Silvermist

    Lieberman explains that although the show in Cape Town is a scaled-down version of the international production, it includes the same elements of storytelling, interactivity, fun and showmanship. “We have created a show that has emerged from many years of experience and feedback from audiences of all ages and cultures,” explains Lieberman. “It blends traditional African instruments, song and dance into an infectious musical event, and people walk out of the show feeling elated and connected.”

    Directed and co-created by Kathy-Jo Ross and facilitated by some of South Africa’s top percussionists and performers, Mpho Rasenyalo, Tumelo Seleke and Zama Qambi. The show creates a sense of Africa that is undeniably genuine and heartfelt.  The audience enter a space where an extensive and rare collection of indigenous African instruments are on display.  Then taken on a journey through the musical heritage of Southern Africa; from the first drum through to the newest high-tech electronic instruments. Each audience member is provided with their own djembe drum and gets to play and sing along with the show. This is spectacular as they become active participants in the collective celebration that exemplifies African music and culture.

    Drumstruck at Silvermist

    Drumstruck has found a perfect home and partner in the Silvermist Organic Wine estate. A magnificent venue with expansive views perched atop Constantia Nek which is an easy 15 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre.  Lieberman’s passion for African music and Silvermist owner, Gregory Brink Louw’s passion for wine is a perfectly matched. Wine and drumming work harmoniously in this idyllic space to give a unique visitor experience. 

    An experience for the whole family

    If you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment, then you need look no further. Drumstruck at Silvermist offers a rare opportunity for the entire family to have some fun together.   The wine tasting is designed for everyone taste. While the adults taste and learn about a range of exclusive South African wines from the area; children (and those who prefer) are offered a refreshing farm-brewed selection of iced teas to taste. There is plenty of space for kids to run around and play on the gorgeous lawns. Silvermist offers a relaxed farmyard environment where visitors are likely to see ducks, pigs, sheep, a donkey, rabbits and dogs roaming about freely.

    This season, the South African experience has been extended to include an optional braai after the show (to be pre-ordered with ticket purchases). Guest will be entertained by a world-class marmba band whilst eating, drinking and taking in the exquisity views.  The Silvermist Rocketbar has also been re-opened. It is a cosy African them wine and coffee bar. Serving deli sandwiches and snacks throughout the day.

    From 1 December until April 2024, the show will run twice daily from Wednesday to Sunday. Starting at 11 am and 5 pm.

    The show runs for 110 minutes (50 min wine tasting, 60 min drum show) and standard rates are R450 (Adult wine tasting & show); R250 (Kids U12); R300: (Adult, show only).  SA local rates are R350 (Adult wine tasting & show); R200 (Kids U12); R275: (Adult, show only)

    Braai: R300

    For further information please visit www.drumstruck.com