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New Seedpod chimes & Seedpod rattle

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The Kenari seed pods hang within a wooden frame, crafting a beautiful chime. Emitting gentle, earthy tones, the Seedpod chime fosters a serene and contemplative ambiance. Swaying gracefully with the wind, it emits calming melodies, ideal for sound therapy, meditation, and unwinding.

Derived from the Canarium tree native to Africa, these seed pods have long held cultural significance.
In African traditions, they symbolize unity, strength, and the interconnectedness of communities.
Our Seedpod Chimes pay homage to this cultural heritage, bringing a touch of African authenticity to your space.

Carefully crafted, each chime is a fusion of artistry, tradition, and the therapeutic power of sound.

Beyond its cultural roots, the chime serves a dual purpose, not only as a decorative element but also as a conduit for sound healing wellness. The gentle, melodic tones produced by the chime create a serene ambiance, fostering relaxation and mindfulness. They provide a therapeutic experience as the soothing vibrations resonate, promoting a sense of calm and balance in your surroundings.

View the Seedpod chime here

We’ve also added the Seedpod Rattle to our instruments range. It produces a cascade of rain-like notes, making it perfect for sound healing and relaxation.

If you’re looking for sound healing, wellness, meditation, or mindfulness instruments, we offer a huge range of sound healing instruments, including singing bowls, gongssteel tongue drums, bells and more.
View more sound healing instruments here.

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Rhythmic Memory Game 🧠

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This drumming rhythm game promotes attention and memory skills, whilst also  encouraging adaptability and quick thinking.
It’s an engaging way to challenge students to stay focused and actively participate in a collaborative rhythmic experience.

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Mindfulness Listening Game

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This drumming game not only promotes mindfulness but also encourages teamwork, communication, and creativity. It provides an opportunity for students to engage in a rhythmic dialogue, fostering a sense of community and shared experience.

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Finding Harmony Within

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Finding harmony within can often be a challenge for us.

Along comes the humble djembe, an ancient drum that transcends cultural boundaries, giving us the key to unlocking a powerful
from of self-expression through wellness.

Djembe has the ability to tap into our primal instinct which leads us to a cascade of physical, mental and emotional clarity and balance.

Physical benefits of playing the djembe range from improved cardiovascular health, increasing circulation, improved hand eye
coordination and refining our fine motor skills. Djembe playing is a proven form of stress release, emotional release,
as engaging in rhythmic patterns allows us to enter a meditative state which in turn promotes mindfulness and wellness in the world within and outside of us. You can read more about the benefits of drumming for wellness here.

Rhythmic wellness is available through private events, school and kinder incursions, team bonding days, and an array of events.

Check out our range of djembes available and have a peek at our wellness range also available through our sister-brand Bashiri.

Ceremonial Gong

Ceremonial Gongs

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In a world filled with everyday symphonies, ceremonial gongs rise above, ready to steal the spotlight with their resounding choral charisma!

Ceremonial gongs, are majestic metal marvels, transcending time and culture, finding their place in rituals, celebrations and meditative practices.

Envisage a shimmering disc suspended in time awaiting the gentle touch of the mallet. With a strike it brightly awakens sending ripples of harmonious vibration through the air. Ceremonial gongs invite our body, mind and spirit to dance with the rhythm of history. While the waves wash over, we are reminded of our playful spirit waiting to be unleashed.

Each ceremonial gong is designed to tune into a specific chakra point on the body, and align the energy while played. Our traditional gongs are hand hammered from a special 5-metal alloy. Different notes are created by striking different points on the gong. The harder a gong is played, the more its surface is activated, resulting in the whole surface loudly resonating with many layers of reverberation.

Some practitioners believe certain frequencies can focus on specific areas of the body, contributing to the healing of certain ailments. If you want to target specific chakras, choose a gong based on its tonal frequencies.

Is there a gong that resonates with you?

Find out here

You can also visit our sister site for more traditional sound healing instruments here

New Drumming Classes

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New African Drumming Classes

You can join us for new African Drumming classes in-person and Online.

Diversify your skillset and spice up your week with drumming classes. Music connects us in profound ways and is a bridge that links us harmoniously.

A great way to connect your heart and mind, destress, reset and energise yourself!
Drumming class is a great way to socialize and make new friends in a relaxed environment.

🪘Beginners Djembe

🪘Intermediate Djembe

🪘Middle Eastern Percussion

Book here!

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Group Drumming

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Group Drumming

Drumming in a group requires communication and teamwork.

When organisations participate in Group Drumming sessions, they learn to work together, listen to one another, and synchronise their actions.

This collaborative experience can break down barriers and foster a sense of unity and inclusivity.

African drumming sessions create an inclusive and engaging atmosphere that encourages active participation from everyone. Regardless of their background or position within the organisation, everyone can join in the rhythmic experience!

Click here to learn more.

On Demand Teacher Training

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Let us fit into your schedule with our On Demand Teacher Training 🪘

Whether it’s online or in-person, group or solo, become an amazing facilitator at a time which suits you.

🎶  School teachers
🎶  Professional facilitators
🎶  Government departments
🎶  NGO teams
🎶  Or anyone who wishes to teach drumming !

Following the training you will be able to run your own program with amazing results.

Learn more here !

Instrument Highlight: Krin

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Also called kirin, kolokolo, lokole.

A log drum, often played alongside Balafon, Kora, djembes and dunun in contemporary West African Ballets.

♪  Guinea Krin are hand carved from dense khadi timber, the densest wood of West Africa
♪  The craftsmanship of this distinctive drum is as functional as it is beautiful
♪  With crisp tonal qualities and several distinct notes this medium sized Krin is a high volume instrument ideal for any ensemble.

Watch the Krin in action or purchase here !

Djembe and Dunun Tuning Tips 🪘

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Djembe and Dunun Tuning Tips

Like any instrument, your drum needs tuning to sound it’s best.
A few knots can have it really singing in terms of both richness of sound and pure projection.

🪘 Avoid tuning in very hot weather.
🪘 Add 2-3 knots at a time and test the results. Let the drum settle, play it and come back to it in a week or so.
🪘 Using a stick or a tuning bar will save your hands from rope burn.
🪘 Be careful not to tune your drum too much too soon! This is the most common cause of Breakage. The skin needs time to stretch.
🪘 Fine tune by tapping down on the top outer ring with a rubber mallet, being careful not to hit the skin!

Interested in purchasing a new African Drum? Look no further and check out our extensive range here!

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2023 Rhythm Power Tour

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Bring in the new year on our 15th Rhythm Power Tour!

🌴 Tour Dates:   29th December 2023 – 25th January 2024
🌴 Location:       the idyllic Volta Region of Ghana
🌴 Rates:           from AUD $4200, depending on room choice

Renowned percussionist, educator and tour guide Simon Fraser has been making annual trips to West Africa since 1997.

Some of the best drum and dance tuition available in the region will be on offer along a unique cultural experience curated by Simon. There will be festivals & excursions, shopping and live entertainment, all adding to an unforgettable and memorable experience.


For more information, simply get in touch with us or click to this page.

(03) 9525 3073
[email protected]

A drum and dance journey to change your life!

Balafon Bliss in Ghana 🎵🇬🇭

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Balafon Bliss… 🇬🇭

A wooden keyed percussive idiophone of West Africa, the Balafon is a Manding name, but variations exist across West Africa.

An idiophone is an instrument which creates sound by vibrating.

🎵 Hand made by master artisans from individually tuned Khadi hardwood keys, cow hide and calabash.
🎵 The keys of the Balafon are tuned to each other in diatonic scale
🎵 It is the wood which set these bala apart – Khadi is premier wood used in making the world’s best Bala.
🎵 Below the key bed are calabash gourds which serve as resonators
🎵 Each gourd has a small hole with very thin paper (traditionally a thin membrane) over it, which creates the buzzing resonance that is so characteristic of West African music.

Available for purchase in 15 key or 22 key.

Enjoy this instrument in action here.

PD Session: Rhythm Games 🎶

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Professional Development Session:
Rhythm Games

Explore fun and interactive games for the Djembe + Small Percussion which help develop auditory, visual, kinaesthetic, language and social skills.

🎶  You’ll come away loaded with lots of great games and inspiring ideas that you can incorporate into your sessions. 🎶

Join us online, Saturday August 26th 2023
10am-12pm (AEDT): Games for Djembes
1pm-3pm (AEDT): Games for Small Percussion

Ideal for all drumming skills levels and abilities. You will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

Learn more or book in here!


Giving Back – Tree Planting Initiatives

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Tree Planting Initiative

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

We’re managing two Tree planting initiatives across two continents:

One of these is Denyigba Lorlor who are an amazing Forest Regeneration NGO in Ghana 🇬🇭

With their help, we are able to plant and nurture a new hardwood tree for every African drum that we sell 🌱🪘

In Indonesia we are donating 5% of funds from the sale of every Indonesian djembe towards the “East-Java Plant a Tree Program.”


School & Kinder Workshops

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We love running our school and kinder workshops 🪘

We bring African drums for everyone and tailor our sessions according to learning capabilities for different age groups.

Options include:

♪ Single sessions
♪ 4 week – full term Programmes
♪ Staff team builders
♪ Whole school events, fetes and more

Some of the feedback we get from the students is quite profound. This comment feels like a nice metaphor for teamwork…

“It was so cool. I’d say it was the best music experience ever!
The drums were small, but they made a lot of noise when played in a group”
– Student from Livingstone Christian College.

Learn more here.