Unfortunately there will be several products with price increases, some effective immediately, others as needed. With the cost of shipping/freight continually rising, Our costs are rising on all items some of them significantly. We will, as always, make every attempt to keep the prices as affordable as possible.
These Shop Built are for Sale!
July is an exciting month for us. We are expecting some shipments from West Africa. The first one from Ghana will contain a majority of drums, some shells, and a new smaller size of djembe. It also contains some nice percussion and should arrive around the middle of the month. The Ivory Coast container has djembes, bougarabous. goatskins, cowhides, and djuns. It should be here around the last week of July. Krins and djembe shells are on their way from Guinea. We do keep a waiting list (and it already has several names on it), you are welcome to call and add your names and wanted items to it. Call for more information and to order. 800-549-3966.
Djembe Drums & Skins just received a new order of goatskins (both hairy and hairless) from Ivory Coast. Hurray! Click here to order or call 800-549-3966
We now have 21 colors and 3 sizes of rope for drums. It's made to Shorty's specs in the USA and has a polyester jacket with a polyester core. Click here to see all!
Djembe Drums & Skins,Inc just sent out a newsletter with all sorts of information about our business and drums. We also included information about upcoming events that we support. Unfortunately there were some typos in the information about the Drum Builder's Conference 2017. So we created an "Events" page with all of the correct information. My sincere apologies to Rick Liegl. Click here for the information about these events.
We just received a shipment of 25 small Ghana shells yesterday. We have 15 left. These can be purchased as shells, kits, or shop built djembes (we are building them). Click here to order.
Shorty just came back from the airport with 1,00 goatskins from the Ivory Coast. We now have both haired and hairless skins in stock.
Many of you are aware that our area has been besieged by horrific fires. They were not in our part of Sevier County, TN, however many of our dear friends have been affected. Some do not even know if their homes survived. We are praying for them. Our staff are all safe. We really appreciate your concerns. Please send prayers to this area as the community recovers from this awful tragedy. We are thankful that our homes and businesses are all safe.
Djembes & Other Drums
All carved from Tweenaboa Wood in Ghana. Shop built by our artists in TN.
Small & medium djembes and shells available. We now have full size too!
Djembes, Bougarabous, Kinkinis
All carved from Iroko Wood in Ivory Coast. Whole drums and shells available.
Shorty picked up several items today:
It with great sadness we have to announce that one of our best friends and accomplished drum builders has passed. Susan Iwaniw is at peace after a brief illness with cancer. DeerHawke Baker and Djembe Drums & Skins, Inc created djembe out of one of Susan Iwaniw's shells. It was purchased by Rob Reid of My Cauldron in West DeLand, FL). It will be the shop drum and will be passed around in a drumming memorial for her on Oct 15 at My Cauldron. the profit from the djembe will be donated to the hospice that was so helpful to both Susan and her sister. https://www.thehospicefoundation.org/
2000 Ivory Coast Goatskins and lots of Ghana Djembe Shells! And another load is coming in today, August 5th!
Later this week or early next week, Djembe Drums & Skins will receive a pretty big air shipment from West Africa! It is is new York today!
Once our air shipment arrives we will put them her on the website and we'll announce their arrival on Facebook and maybe even a newsletter.
June 10 - 12, 2016
Featuring Shorty Palmer, Tom Kondas, Trevor Kruse, Rick and Frank and more. 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. www.djemberepairs.com.
May and June have been and are packed with exciting news. The Ivory Coast Container came. We've been to Paralounge and DrumStrong. Now Shorty is preparing for the 3rd Annual Djembe and Dunun Builder's Conference. There are a few available tickets left for it. If you need Shorty to bring something let him know by Tuesday. Sandy and the rest of the crew will be at the shop and available to take your orders.
Sandy will have our booth open at DrumStrong this Saturday, May 21:: Main Event with Music, Dancing, Vendors, Art, Food Trucks, YogAThon, Health Expo, KidZone, Parades, Hammock Garden, Panthers PurrCussion, non-stop DrumCircle & lots of Smiles! If you are in the Charlotte area or close by this is not only a fun event but also worthwhile. Click here for everything you need to know: DrumStrong
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!
April of 1996
"The heart and soul of drumming is in me, and I want other people to have these drums at a reasonable price." - Shorty Palmer
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.