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.
Now in stock
Call to Order 800-549-3966 or 865-908-4227
We received an air shipment from West Africa lightweight (tweneboa wood) bourgarabous. Hairless goatskins will be here in a day or two.
27th. Paralounge Drum Gathering
October 9-11, 2015
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. Shorty and Sandy will be there with their family and drums. Shorty demonstrates drum making and Sandy teaches yoga on the grass. it is so much fun! Click Here for more information.
We are excited to tell you about a few upcoming events:
Camp Kiwanis Silver Springs Florida
We will be there with our family and our drums. It's a wonderful 3 days of drumming, dancing and fun. Click on the above link for information!
Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Cirque de Vol Studios
300 W. Hargett St, suite 40, Raleigh, NC
Click on the above link for information!
This container shipment has arrived and we are back from our Denver vacation. Pictures of the load will be up soon!
Djembe Drums & Skins along with Shorty and Sandy will be at this event on Saturday, August 8th: Our World Festival in Greenville, SC . You can read more about it here - http://ourworldfestival.com/ or check out the Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/992589287427408/
At this time we have haired goatskins from Ivory Coast and plenty of both Djembe Shells and Full drums from Ghana and Ivory Coast. Next week we will be flooded with hairless and haired skins, cowhides and all sorts of rope tuned drums from Ivory coast. Remember if you want to come hlep unload you get first pick and also good deals! Give us a call. Oh also we are keeping a wait list for hairless goatskins and cowhides. Yay! It's on the way!
We now have haired and hairless skins, some new Ivory Coast Djembe Shells and lots of new Ghana Djembes and some Awesome Ashiko Shells. For skins click here. For Ivory Coast Djembes and shells click here. For Ghana Djembes and Shells click here.
The container from Ivory Coast with lots more goatskins, cowhides Djuns and Djembes will be here within the next few weeks. It's expected in port on July 31st.
There is an air shipment of goatskins (both hairy and hairless). cowhides, and Ivory Coast Djembe shells coming into Knoxville within the next couple of weeks. An 8 x 10 x 10 container filled with the same and more from the Ivory Coast is on the water and should be here by mid August. It will have Djembes, Shells, Djun Djuns, Bougarbous, cowhides, and goatskins on board. Here are some photos of last year's container. We always need help unloading. It's lots of work, and Shhorty gives good deals to helpers!
From Guinea: 6 Djembe shells, 1 Djun shell, and 25 skins. Will be here and ready to be purchased on Tuesday 6/30. Pictures coming soon!
From Ivory Coast: The container full of everything from djembes to shells, skins, cowhides, djuns is just now hitting the seas. We expect it in about 6 weeks! We will keep you up dates.
We are expecting a container in July and yesterday we did receive an air shipment of a few drums and skins. We received 300 goatskins with hair, 300 goatskins without hair, 300 goatskins with hair, 40 cowhides with hair, 30 djembes, 20 djembe shells, and some bougarabou shells.
Location: Willamantic, Connecticut
Dates: June 26, (5PM) - June 28th, 2015 (noon)
To Register Call: Frank at the Bench Shop 860-423-8331
Register by June12th!
Shorty is very excited about this conference. There's still room if you'd like to join him and all of the others who create amazing rope tuned drums!
2nd annual Drum Builders Conference in Willamantic, CT. Presented by Rick Liegl and Frank Annati of www.djemberepairs.com.
We are getting ready to go to Paralounge in Silver Springs, FL http://paralounge.net/. Let us know if you have any special orders by Tuesday, May 5th. Call 800-549-3966 or 865-908-4227. Thanks!
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.