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New 2014 Drumroots Professional African Djembe Drums For Sale

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…)

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New Drumroots Djembe Stock for Autumn 2013

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…)

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New Drumroots Pro Djembes and Skins from Guinea In Stock, Order Yours Now!

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…)

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Newly arrived Djembes and Skins from Guinea

Lye Konate Carved Djembe ShellWe 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…)

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