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forest regeneration project in Ghana.

We’ve nurtured 5000 + saplings!

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We are dedicated to giving back to our planet and ensuring our ventures are eco-friendly and sustainable. 

Our joint venture with Ghanaian NGO Denyigba sees the reforestation of hardwood mahogany: every time we sell an African drum, we plant and nurture a new hardwood tree to replace the wood used to build our djembes.
The number of saplings nurtured has now reached over 5000, with a further 5000 seeds purchased 💚

Learn more about our sustainability initiatives here
And follow Denyigba on Facebook here

Our favourite West African handbook has received a little re-vamp, offering insights, resources, tips and tricks.

West African Music 101

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Our favourite handbook has received a little re-vamp, offering insights, resources, tips and tricks. This 101 guide is your introduction to the world of West African music. Learn about the history, the drums and the ensemble.
Get your copy here

Australia Post details about the best time to place your orders to guarantee a Christmas time delivery. Domestic and international details.

Santa’s Delivery Deadline

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In the lead up to the busy period, Australia Post is recommending to place orders by the following dates for delivery by Christmas:

Australia wide:
Parcel Post: Order by December 12th 2020
Express Post: Order by December 19th 2020
For international orders, please visit this link

Free kiss kass shaker with every online spend of $40 and over!

A free kiss kass from Santa!

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To celebrate the nearing of Christmas we’re giving away a complimentary kiss kass shaker with every online purchase of $40 and over.
Just use the coupon code santa at checkout to claim your complimentary shaker.
Please note, this promotion is not applicable for wholesalers.
🎄🎄🎄

We’re open again!

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Victoria – we did it! Our doors are open and we’re chockablock with djembes, new instruments and xmas specials!
Our St Kilda classes are also back from November 2nd. Our beginner cycle is sold out, but we’ve got spots left for our intermediate classes.
Max of 10 students per class. Learn more here

                                                                                           

Our sister company Bashiri African Imports specialises in bringing you beautiful handmade designs from Ghana, West Africa.

Have you checked out our sister company?

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Do you love West African bolga baskets as much as we do? Check out our sister company Bashiri African Imports: bringing you the most gorgeous handmade designs from Ghana. Each basket is unique, handwoven from sustainable elephant grass by our amazing artists.

Vegan options available!

We have a wide variety of beautiful baskets available including:
Round baskets
Pot baskets
Oval baskets
Bicycle baskets
Baby baskets
Laundry baskets

View the Bashiri online shop here

Ideal for musicians looking for traditional styling and professional-quality sound at an affordable price. These Wood Bongos feature Siam Oak shells, rawhide heads and traditional rims. Available in almond and gold.

Meet our products: #3 LP Matador Bongos

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Introducing our brand new LP Matador series bongos. Ideal for musicians looking for traditional styling and professional-quality sound at an affordable price. These Wood Bongos feature Siam Oak shells, rawhide heads and traditional rims. Available in almond and gold.

Includes:
Siam Oak shells
 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ natural rawhide heads
 Traditional rims
 Matching conga set available
 5/16″ diameter tuning lugs, steel backing plate and plated cast aluminum bottoms
 Matching congas available
 Tuning wrench included

Check them out here

Direct from Ghana and bursting with colour, these padded cloth bags are durable and unique. Features reinforced sewn straps, a padded lid and a draw-string closure. Available in a wide variety of colours.

A home for your djembe

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Spring is here and we’ve got a new collection of djembe cloth bags from Ghana to mark the season! Available in a wide variety of colours, these cloth bags are the perfect home for your djembe.

Featuring reinforced sewn straps, a padded lid and a draw-string closure.

Handmade in Ghana, West Africa.

Shop now

Our online Teacher Training courses will enable you with the tools, skills and resources to run your own African Drumming classes.

Become an African Drumming facilitator

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Our online Teacher Training courses will enable you with the tools, skills and resources to run your own African Drumming classes.

No prior musical experience necessary and courses are available via Zoom and are aligned with the Australian Government Schools Curriculum.

Level 1
Saturday 12th September 2020 9.30am – 3.30pm (AEST)
Level 2
Sunday 13th September 2020 9.30am – 3.30pm (AEST)
Level 3
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020 9.30am – 3.30pm (AEST)

Register today 😀

We have introduced a brand new Professional Development workshop called Adjusting to Change, equipping teachers with new musical tools and resources.

Adjusting to change

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Drumming is an incredibly powerful tool in teaching and building resistance and growth in a changing world. In an effort to bring people together and equip teachers with new musical tools and resources, we have introduced a brand new Professional Development workshop called “Adjusting to Change.”
This workshop will run online via ZOOM and will be led by qualified African Drumming facilitator Brianna Slattery.

September 19th
10am-12pm (AEST): Drumming for Adaptation skills and Resilience
1pm-3pm (AEST): Drumming for Leadership skills and Confidence

Drumming for Adaptation skills and Resilience
Adapting to change has become an increasingly relevant topic in recent times. The drum is a powerful tool for teaching about and building resilience, grit and a growth mindset. Through games, rhythm activities and ensemble arrangements, we will investigate the ways in which drumming can enable us to practice coping with change. By the end of this training, you will be equipped with a range of ideas for addressing adaptation and resilience through the joy of playing music together.

Drumming for Leadership skills and Confidence
Drumming is an excellent modality for teaching skills and strategies that build and strengthen confidence. Through exploring rhythm games, ensemble arrangements and facilitation styles, we will address ways in which drumming can empower participants to engage and interact confidently. We will look at ensemble features such as leadership, collaboration, soloing and dynamics, and how these concepts can foster the development of confidence and leadership skills.

Register today

August newsie with Simon

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We’re in stage 4 lockdown here in Melbourne, but that’s not stopping us from sharing the rhythm! We have plenty of online classes and online training to keep you warm and inspired throughout August and beyond!

Online Community Class Cycle #6 – Join from August 11th 2020

Enduro Djembe August 15th 2020

Teacher Training Online Courses Level 1 & 2 on September 12th-13th 2020

Online Professional Development (Drumming for Social Connectivity and Mindfulness)August 22nd 2020

Online Professional Development (Adapting to Change) September 19th 2020

Victorian Spring Retreat November 20th – 22nd 2020

Bali Drum Camp May 16th – 26th 2021

 

Still operating under stage 4

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Our operations during stage 4 lockdown

Online Orders
Our online shop is fully operational, with same-day dispatch as always.
Australia Post is fully operational Australia wide.
We can still dispatch international orders outside of Australia, however please keep in mind that deliveries may be delayed due to the global pandemic.

If you’d like a country-specific update from Australia Post, you can visit this link for all the info.

Click & Collect
Customers won’t be able to enter our St.kilda shop, but you can purchase online and collect your order from our shop.

Just use the coupon code click & collect when you check out.
Please note, you’ll still have to add a shipping address, the coupon code will remove the shipping fee and inform us you’ll be collecting your order.
 

We are adhering to government regulations, so you won’t be able to come into the shop, but when you get here please give us a call and we’ll bring your order out front for a contactless pickup.

Office hours
Our offices are fully operational with our team working from home at standard operating hours
Monday – Friday @9am – 5pm
You can reach us at our office number (03) 95253073
Email: [email protected]

Stay safe everyone and long live the rhythm!

Originating from Ghana, the aslatua is played by holding and shaking one gourd in the palm while swinging the second gourd around.

Meet our products: #2 Aslatua

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Originating from Ghana and pronounced “us-la-twa,” the aslatua is played by holding and shaking one gourd in the palm while swinging the second gourd around. The simple and traditional percussive instruments are usually played in pairs (one in each hand) and are capable of producing complex polyrhythms.

We have two types of aslatua here at African Drumming
1. The master series, which is our premium aslatua. Filled with seeds and handmade with a thicker string for the traditional, rich and sandy sound.
2. The standard, which are filled with pebbles for a crisp, percussive sound.

View our aslatua range here

 

 

Our handpans, which are inspired by the traditional hang drum, are played by hand and have a rich, intimate sound, full of emotion and depth.

Meet our products: #1 Handpan

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Our handpans, which are inspired by the traditional hang drum, are some of our most popular and prized instruments here at African Drumming. Played by hand, rather than sticks or mallets, the handpan drum has a rich, intimate sound, full of emotion and depth. There is no specific technique or style in the art of playing a handpan and a player with patience and an open mind will be rewarded with deep layers of complexity to explore. We have a range of handpans for sale in both the master and primo series range, available in different keys and prices. Also, if you’re looking for a complimentary instrument for yoga, pilates or a sound bath, the handpan is the perfect instrument for you as they are incredibly mediative and have proven calming effects.

View our handpan range here

July newsie with Simon

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Simon shares the latest news and events from African Drumming, including the current dunun sale (until July 14, all duns are available for 20% off), and the upcoming online Enduro Djembe on Saturday July 11th.

Enduro Djembe – July 11th 2020

Teacher Training Online Courses – Level 1 & 2 on September 12th-13th 2020
Level 3 on August 8th-9th 2020

Teacher Training Melbourne Courses – Level 1 & 2 on October 17th – 18th 2020

Teacher Training Sydney Courses – Level 1 & 2 on October 31st – November 1st 2020

Online Professional Development (Drumming for Social Connectivity and Mindfulness) – August 22nd 2020

Victorian Spring Retreat – October 2nd – 4th 2020

Bali Drum Camp May 16th – 26th 2021