While we love uniting and aligning corporate teams through our team building events, we also love the excitement of getting up on stage and putting on large-scale performances for huge crowds. Last month, we had the incredible privilege of performing for Starwood, the international hotel chain, as they hosted their annual gala at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. With over 2,000 attendees spread throughout the property, Drum Cafe West was asked to provide energetic entertainment for all the nooks and crannies of this one-of-a-kind event.
The goal of the event was to unite, uplift and inspire the attendees about the endless possibilities this year holds, including the opportunity to win one of two incentives— a once in a lifetime trip to either South Africa or Panama. These two trips provided the inspiration for the event theme. The space was divided into separate areas, each fully transformed into an international experience.
At one point in the evening, a group of attendees approached the stage where the Zulu ensemble was performing and commented that the performance reminded them of home—they were actually from South Africa! They then proceeded to talk at length with the performers and it was wonderful to know that we successfully brought that authentic piece of home to San Diego.
In the Panamanian space, a “nightclub” theme was selected. To fit the sleek and energetic feel, our Afro-Cuban ensemble and Brazilian percussionists and dancers wowed the crowd. With deep blue lighting and white leather seating throughout, the vibe was very sexy and energetic. Our performers instantly livened up the attendees, bringing smiles to their faces. Some danced while others took videos with their phones.
Overall the event was a wild success. The entertainment brought the theme to a higher level of authenticity, and our performers were busy shaking hands and posing for photos with the crowd long after their performances were through. We take great pride in providing quality entertainment for any theme, and this event was no exception.
If you’re looking for corporate entertainment for your next event, from steel drums to stilts and dancers to drummers, we’ve got you covered. Contact Natalie for more information.