Category Archives: Drums for Sale
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’ page.
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.
Drumroots Live! Raffle Prizes Announced; WIN FLIGHTS TO AFRICA, A PRO DJEMBE, CASE OF WINE AND MORE….
With just a week to go until Drumroots Live at Manchester’s Platt Chapel things are heating up and starting to get very exciting. The already amazing venue is waiting for us to turn it to a very special space for a one off event, the super strong line-up is unique and powerful, with a broad mix of talents and styles, we’re expecting a full turn out (so get down early for music from 6.15pm) and with a little input from ourselves and the kind work and donations of our friends in the African drumming scene, the raffle is looking so good that it’d be worth coming down to Drumroots Live for that alone!
Prizes will Include:…. (more…)
This has been a long time in coming, and much looked forward to! We’ve known Marie and Debs who organise and run Kontaani for quite some time now, firstly though our workshops and the festival network, but increasingly for their massive support for what we do, attending many of our events, workshops and private lessons, but they most notably stand out for their huge enthusiasm for this music on a scale on a par with our own and it’s something we rarely see. Over all this time getting to know them, and more recently some of the other Kontaani team we’ve talked and enthused much over the idea of going along to lead a workshop at one of the regular Kontaani public workshops. Having found a date that we’re all free, last night Jamie and I travelled up to quiet and peaceful Langley Village Hall, above Macclesfield to deliver a Drumroots Djembe and Dundun workshop and to temporarily make Langley not quite so peaceful! With Marie’s worries that many of their enthusiastic regulars were unable to make it, we were expecting a fairly small class but were happily surprised to receive a room full in which there wasn’t space for many more. (more…)
We are very excited to receive a new shipment of Djembes and Skins from Guinea Conakry. Our good friends in Conakry have sent an order to our specific requirements and excelled themselves; so to add to our already wide range of top end Djembes, we’ve been supplied with some of the best looking Djembe shells we’ve ever seen. Made from the best quality dark, hardwood Lenke, the drum bowl and flutes have been intricately carved with beautiful designs by the hands of the infamous Lye Konate. When skinned to our highest standards using the best quality metal, rope and goat or cow skins, these drums will be the some of the best available… (more…)