28th Paralounge May 2016
May 6-8, 2016
Camp Kiwanis Silver Springs Florida
The Paralounge is proud to present an amazing line up of “World Percussion”! Bring your family to this unique experience. Celebrate the human spirit with drum & dance from around the world. Enjoy interacting with hundreds of drum circle enthusiest from all over the world. See live performances by professional percussion artist from around the world. Participate in workshops that promote fun, education and community interaction.
The Ivory Coast Container
It will be here this week! We need help unloading! Call if you can. It will be full of Djembes and Djembe shells, Djuns, goatskins, cowhides. And probably more!
Tomorrow we will receive an air shipment from Ivory Coast and Ghana. It will be full of djembes, shells, goatskins, and more. Then in a few weeks our container will arrive! It will bring more djembes, djun-djuns, goatskins, cowhides, etc. it's always exciting!
The month of May and June is bringing some exciting drumming events!
May 6 - 8 Paralouonge in Silver springs/Ocala Florida. A weekend of drumming, performance, workshops and fun! http://paralounge.net/
May 21 DRUMSTRONG 2016 a drum circle to help raise fund for cancer research in Wedding, NC (Charlotte) http://www.drumstrong.org/
June 10 - 12 Djembe and Dunun Builder's Conference Get together to share tips, tricks, tools, ideas and techniques for drum building. It's also an opportunity to buy, sell and trade drum building supplies. It takes place in Willimantic, Conn. Featuring Shorty Palmer, Tom Kondas, Trevor Kruse, Rick and Frank and more. www.djemberepairs.com
Djembe Drums & Skins, Inc (Shorty and Sandy) is packing up to attend the 11th Annual Drum Circle Facilitator's Guild conference next week. We always enjoy this event because we see many friends and customers. The drumming is so good and so much fun. The workshops are always helpful and informative. We will bring drums and percussion. Shorty will demonstrate his drum building craft. By the way we do take pre-orders. By the way, the conference is being held at a new location. The Beach Colony Resort. Reservations go thru The Ocean Creek Resort.
Shorty and staff have been busy this week! Click Here to Find Out More!
We are planning on taking drums and percussion to three wonderful events that we fully enjoy. Shorty brings his table and demonstrates his drum building techniques. Sandy mans the booth and sometimes facilitates. So much fun.
1. In February we will be at the Drum Circle Facilitator's Guild Conference in Myrtle Beach S.C. Click here for more information. This is a great conference for people who facilitate drum circles. All sort of facilitators come together and share experience and knowledge. This year Arthur Hull will conduct the Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training following the conference.
2. May brings Paralounge in Ocala, FL. Here's the information .
We always look forward to the shows, the workshops, and sharing with our "family ". Of course the evening drum circle is so much fun.
3. May also brings DrumStrong in Charlotte, NC. Drumstrong is an event that helps raise funds for and awareness of cancer. How incredible drummers from all over the world sync up with the group in Charlotte to raise energy towards curing cancer. This year it is a one day event and very worthwhile. Here's the website.
We have a few shells from Guinea in stock. And also we are testing a new rope color: green with black tracer. Call us if you are interested! We also have red 4mm rope.
Phones are all working now!
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"The heart and soul of drumming is in me, and I want other people to have these drums at a reasonable price." - Shorty Palmer
The mission of Djembe Drums & Skins, Inc. is to provide high quality drums, skins and accessories at reasonable prices to all people interested in African/World hand drumming.
Our hand carved drums and accessories come from Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana and other West African countries. All drums and skins are fully guaranteed and backed by Shorty's word.