Djembes, Ashikos, Bougarabous and Dun Duns
Also: Djembe reheading / drum repair
The Bougarabou, a traditional drum from the Casamance region of Senegal, has been described by some as a cross between a djembe and a conga.
The hand-picked cow skin (not too thick!) gives the drum a warm tone (like a conga) and the shape of the drum helps deliver a big, powerful bass (like a djembe).
We import the shells from Ivory Coast and build the drum using the highest quality skins, rings and rope.
A great drum for drum circles and drum classes.
A great djembe should have a great bass, a cracking slap, and with good technique, a warm tone.
We use medium/medium thick goat skins from various West African countries to ensure a balanced sound.
The perfect drum for a traditional class, a drum circle or a dance class.
The Twiniboa wood from Ghana allows for a lighter weight Bougarabou while still providing the same great sound: warm tone, big bass and sharp slap. Our best seller!
We take shells from Ghana and rebuild them from the ground up using only the best skins, rings and rope. A great sounding, lightweight drum. Ideal for drum circles.
$350 - $375
We offer solid shell Ashikos (carved in Ghana) as well as stave construction Ashikos. We can put a a goat skin on the drum for a djembe sound ($350) or a cow skin on for a conga/bougarabou sound ($375).
The musical building blocks for all great ensemble music. We put fresh Ivory Coast cow skins on hand picked shells, also from the Ivory Coast.
Super powerful bass drums from Guinea, West Africa.
Padded, water resistant drum bags with backpack straps and zip-up front pocket.
"we got you covered"
most repairs: starting at $150