Giving African drums a new lease of life is one of our specialties, whether the drum just needs a new skin or a full overhaul there is no job too big or too small which is why we were a perfect choice to star in an episode of CBeebies’ “Junk Rescue”, a show designed to encourage children to upcycle “junk” into useful or fun things.
Here at Drumroots we are proud to announce that we have another brand new stock of top quality, professional, African djembe drums that have just arrived here from Guinea that are now available to buy. As well as our top of the range goat skin djembes, we have now introduced some truly awesome sounding calf skin djembes. All these drums are made of top quality hardwoods, beautifully carved and decorated and have been skinned with supreme skill and attention to detail by our colleagues in Conakry, Guinea.
Drumroots are excited to announce that our brand new stock of professional, African djembe drums are now available to buy. It’s been a while since we began the process of ordering our new range of djembes, but they were well worth the wait. Each drum has been skilfully crafted by our colleagues in Conakry, Guinea, using a range of African hard woods (Lenke, Hare and Djalla) and only the best quality skins, rings and rope. (more…)
Drumroots are proud to introduce our brand new stock of professional African djembe drums. Built to our exacting requirements, this range of djembes are built from a range of quality African hard woods (Lenke, Balafon and Djalla), have the very best quality skins, rings and rope, and all skilfully carved by our friends in Guinea Conakry. On this occasion, the Drumroots team were able oversee this shipment of drums on our recent travels to West Africa and before they were shipped over by our Guinean colleagues. While observing work that goes into these special instruments, we were able to input some of the finer details of our specialist requirements of carving, skinning and finishing in order to bring you the very best djembes available. Our extra work and attention to detail on this shipment of drums was certainly a sound investment of time as we feel that this is the very best set of drums that we have ever received and we are extremely excited to show them off! (more…)
Drumroots are proud to introduce our brand new djembe range for Autumn 2013. We are exceptionally excited to add to our range with some exciting new styles of djembes, made from a range of African woods. As well as our top of the range and renowned Lye Konate (LK: infamous Guinean djembe carver) Lenke djembes, we have now introduced some exceptionally beautiful Harre (Balafon Wood) and Djalla (Red Wood) djembes. All these drums are made of top quality hardwood, LK carved and have been skinned with supreme skill and attention to detail. (more…)
We are pleased to announce that we will now be stocking Protection Racket
drum bags. Seeing as we import and build up some of the best quality djembes
available on these shores, we though it only sensible to get hold of the best quality bags too! As any djembe player knows if you have djembe that is your prized possession, you’d do anything to keep it safe and sound, well those in the know will tell you that protection Racket bags are the best bet. (more…)
If you’re not based near us in Manchester or in the North-West, you can still make use of Drumroots top quality drum repair service, find some of the best quality djembes available and source spares for your drums.
If you’ve a drum that needs repairing send it to us via courier, and we’ll carefully assess what work needs doing and call you with advise with a quote or pricing options. Repairs take an average of one to two weeks to turn around from when we receive them, to be returned by courier. To read more about our repair service, visit our ‘repairs and skinning’
We stock a wide range of djembes to suit different levels, if you’re interested in a new djembe, give us a call and we’ll advise you of our range and of the best instrument for you. (more…)
It’s all go in the Drumroots world at the moment! Plenty of workshops
and a few gigs
coming up but on top of all that we have received a new batch of pro djembes! Our reliable friends in Guinea Conakry have excelled themselves again and produced an even better batch of high quality Lenke djembes. As ever carved by the infamous Lye Konate and built to our exacting standards; the best quality wood with intricate and beautiful carving, ring shelves and tyres on the bottom. At present, these drums are just shells and waiting to be skinned by our pro drum skinners
. We have the best quality materials ready to build them up; hairless goat skins from Guinea, professional djembe specific rope from our friends at Drumskull
in The USA and the finest steel for building rings. With our drum skinning skills these djembes will build up to be some of the best available on these shores! (more…)
It’s taken a good few days to find the time to do a write up of this event, but the happy memories are as clear as yesterday as this weekend was something special. For some time, the Drumroots team have contemplated the idea of putting together a weekend away in a beautiful place, centred around West African drumming education and performance, but have never enough drive to get it together. Our friends at Kontaani
, based in Macclesfield have shown us how it’s done! (more…)
Fed up with cheap tourist style drums commonly found here in the UK? Drumroots are proud to present our new range of top quality professional djembes. We at Drumroots decided it was time to source and build djembes that are of the highest standard.
It has taken our team over a year to hand pick these hardwood Lenke shells, have them intricately carved with beautiful designs, transport them and finally have them completed here
with fitted rings, custom made rope
and the finest goat skins
. And it has been worth all the time and effort as we now have a full batch of professional Guinea djembes that are unmatched in sound and aesthetics.