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Beat the Drum Details


From director David Hickson comes this drama about a young African's cross-country journey. Set in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Beat the Drum stars Junior Singo as Musa, a boy who has been orphaned by a plague that swept through his village. Now living with his elderly grandmother, Musa decides to seek out his uncle in Johannesburg, taking along only a drum given to him by his father. The trip proves to be enlightening for young Musa, who is faced with the culture shock of urban society. Also starring Clive Scott and Owen Sejake, Beat the Drum premiered at the 2003 Mill Valley Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:October 10, 2003


Junior Singo
as Musa
Owen Sejake
as Nobe
Mary Twala
as Ntombi
Nthati Moshesh
as Frances
Keketso Semoko
as Sophie


David Hickson
Lance Gewer
Klaus Badelt
Composer (Music Score)
Ramin Djawadi
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Winitsky
Johnny Breedt
Production Designer
Bongani Ledwaba
Set Designer
Ruy Filipe
Costume Designer
Emile Razpopov
Sound/Sound Designer