Darren Petersen


Hybrid Drumming Power

By Darren Petersen

When: Saturday 11 April, 11h00 – 12h00

A child prodigy and musical genius, Darren has taken his UCT level abilities to many exciting places for drummers and audiences alike, using acoustic and electronic gear concurrently. Come to Darren’s workshop and learn more about how to make the art of Hybrid Drumming work for you, like many other famous artists have, globally.

Darren’s list of accolades is incredible. From an early age, he started singing at Eisteddfods, playing Classical percussion with The Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and generally forging an impressive presence in the music world. Then he moved on to Jazz drumming and started gaining a strong reputation as a great Jazz, Funk, and Rock drummer. Darren is also the resident drummer for the label, StereoType Records.

As a child, his superb abilities led to him being cast in the internationally acclaimed musical Evita, performing Carmina Burana with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, and being cast as one of the lead players in the Award Winning British touring musical Honk!

Here are a few of the shows Darren has performed in:

Myths and Legends – Baxter Theatre and Theatre at the Pavilion
Footsteps to Freedom – Theatre at the Pavilion
Motown Magic – Roxy Revue Bar GrandWest
Under The Influence of Love – Roxy Revue Bar GrandWest
That Crazy Li’l Thing – Barans Theatre
Crazy Li’l Thing Called LOVE – Barans Theatre
007 Tribute – On Broadway Theatre
That 80’s show – Theatre at the Pavillion
Symphonic Pops – Artscape Theatre with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

Here are some of the local artists he’s performed with:

Loyiso Bala
Zwai Bala
Phelo Bala
Kurt Darren
Juanita du Plessis
Chad Saaiman
Keeno Lee Hector
Lloyd Jansen
Karin Kortjie
Emo Adams
Richard Ceasar
EJ Von Lyrik
Ill Skills
Zolani (Freshlyground)
Buddy Wells
Mr Sakitumi
Jody Williams (Idols)
La Vuvuzela
Olga Kern (World’s Best Classical Pianist, Russia)
Dan Shout (Johnny Clegg)
Teba Shumba
Unathi Nkayi (Metro FM)
Wafeeq (Idols)
Byron Clarke
Monique Hellenberg
Gang of Instrumentals

For more on Darren click these links:



Branch – Paul Bothner Music Parklands

Address: Shop G32 Sandown Retail Crossing Shopping Centre,
Corner of Sandown Road and Wood Drive Parklands

GPS: -33.801051, 18.503347

Tel: +27 (0)21 554-3640

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