Each year we travel to West Africa in search of amazing djembes. Over the past decade, we’ve been fostering relationships with the master carvers of Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. We’re also established in Bali, where we develop affordable, quality djembes for our Indo Range. All of our drums are covered by warranty, and we stand by our reputation of producing world class djembe drums. Watch a Video of our Collection here

Master Series Djembes

We hand pick the very best, immaculate shells from our most experienced carvers across West Africa. We skin & finish the drums here in Melbourne to the highest standards on the market. Only the best hardwood shells from the best carvers make this grade. The symmetrical shells consist of 90% heartwood or more, the tonal range and quality of the shells are outstanding. Each hide are carefully balanced to suit the dynamics of each drum to maximise its voice. Each djembe looks as good as it sounds too with additional time invested in sanding, oiling and polishing the shells. There are plenty of outstanding soloist drums in this range and rich accompaniment drums too. You’ll find drums from Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast here, and a wide range of hardwoods available including Khadi, Lenke, Dugarra, Numu and Djala.

We offer LIFE LONG TUNING on every African Djembe bought from us. Just drop your drum in our St Kilda shop and we’ll do our best to crank it on the spot for you, or you can pick it up the next day. We’ll also give you advice on how to best look after your drum. Click the cart link below to view our Master series djembe's watch our video for more details on our Master series djembes.

Height guide
If you are 155cm – 163cm tall, you’ll need a 59cm -61cm tall djembe
If you are 164cm – 175cm tall, you’ll need a 61cm -63cm tall djembe
If you are 176cm – 185cm tall, you’ll need a 63cm -66cm tall djembe
If you are 186cm or taller, you’ll need a djembe of 67cm height or taller

*This is a guide, please consider that other factors may be relevant, such as what chair you are sitting on while playing.
For example, if you sit on a tall chair then you probably need a taller drum.

Master Series djembes

prmium quality djembes

Primo Series Djembes

Primo Series – Quality African Hardwoods

The first tier in the West African hardwoods, the density of these shells provides noticeable depth of sound. These high-quality djembes get a little extra time put into their playing edges and outer shell too, making them easy to play and easy on the eye. All Primo Series djembes have a full range of pure sounds and have a variety of shapes, sizes and characteristics.
Timbers in this range include dense Lenke, Djala, Khadi timbers as well as Melina (Golden hardwood) and Iroko

We offer LIFE LONG TUNING on every African Djembe bought from us - Just drop your drum in our St Kilda shop and we’ll do our best to crank it on the spot for you, or you can pick it up the next day. We’ll also give you advice on how to best look after your drum. Click the cart link below to view our primo series djembe's watch our video for more details on our Primo series djembes.

Height guide
If you are 155cm – 163cm tall, you’ll need a 59cm -61cm tall djembe
If you are 164cm – 175cm tall, you’ll need a 61cm -63cm tall djembe
If you are 176cm – 185cm tall, you’ll need a 63cm -66cm tall djembe
If you are 186cm or taller, you’ll need a djembe of 67cm height or taller

*This is a guide, please consider that other factors may be relevant, such as what chair you are siting on while playing.
For example, if you sit on a tall chair then you probably need a taller drum.

Primo Series djembes

ghana djembe

Ghana Series Djembes

Ghana Series

There’s nothing like a djembe from the motherland! Perfect entry level drums which offer impressive quality at very competitive prices. Made from medium density Twenaboa timber, these djembes feature big basses, producing a deep low end sound that has always been popular. Easy to play with traditional and contemporary carvings to boot, the Ghana series is available in a range of sizes from 10” – 14”.

We offer LIFE LONG TUNING on every African Djembe bought from us -Just drop your drum in our St Kilda shop and we’ll do our best to crank it on the spot for you, or you can pick it up the next day. We’ll also give you advice on how to best look after your drum. Click the cart link below to view our Ghana series djembe's or watch our video for more details on our Ghana series djembes.

Height guide

If you are 155cm - 163cm tall, you'll need a 59cm -61cm tall djembe
If you are 164cm - 175cm tall, you'll need a 61cm -63cm tall djembe
If you are 176cm - 185cm tall, you'll need a 63cm -66cm tall djembe
If you are 186cm or taller, you'll need a djembe of 67cm height or taller

*This is a guide, please consider that other factors may be relevant, such as what chair you are siting on while playing.
For example, if you sit on a tall chair then you probably need a taller drum.

Ghana Series djembes

indo djembes for every age

Indo Series Djembes

This Series has drums for all ages, from kids to teenagers to adults. They are are sustainably sourced, Eco-friendly and feature high tensile rope, natural goat skins and our signature “Comfort Curve” playing edge.
Here’s a quick guide to selecting age-appropriate djembes. Since young drummers grow fast, consider getting a drum they can grow into and still enjoy in years to come.
2 – 6 years : 30cm Mini Djembe (6`` diameter)
4 - 8 years: 40cm Junior Djembe (6.75`` diam)
6 - 12 years : 40cm Plus Junior Plus Djembe (8.5`` diam)
10 years and over: 50cm All Rounder (8.5`` diam)
12 years and over: 50cm PLUS - All Rounder Plus Djembe (9.5: diam)
14 years and over: 60cm Classic Djembe (11`` diam)
Click the cart link below to view our Indo series or watch our video

Indo Series djembes

great djembe drums

Second Grade Series Djembes

The drums in this Series are a little rough around the edges but still have beautiful music to give. You’ll find a range of second grade djembes here: most have minor cosmetic embellishments and all have been brought up to structural integrity by our team of drum makers. We always describe why the drum has been listed in this category and what their flaws are. As with all of our drums, they undergo careful inspection to ensure that there is no damage that would affect the ongoing performance of the drum. These djembes are all covered under our standard warranty so you can purchase with confidence, knowing that you'll get many years of awesome rhythm from them.
We offer LIFE LONG TUNING on every African Djembe bought from us - Just drop your drum in our St Kilda shop and we’ll do our best to crank it on the spot for you, or you can pick it up the next day. We’ll also give you advice on how to best look after your drum. Click the cart link below to view our second grade series djembe's watch our video for more details on our Second Grade series djembes.

Height guide
If you are 155cm – 163cm tall, you’ll need a 59cm -61cm tall djembe
If you are 164cm – 175cm tall, you’ll need a 61cm -63cm tall djembe
If you are 176cm – 185cm tall, you’ll need a 63cm -66cm tall djembe
If you are 186cm or taller, you’ll need a djembe of 67cm height or taller

*This is a guide, please consider that other factors may be relevant, such as what chair you are siting on while playing.
For example, if you sit on a tall chair then you probably need a taller drum.

Second Series djembes

vegan djembe drums

Vegan Series Djembes

We know that animal products are not for everyone, so we’ve designed a drum that suits your needs without sacrificing sound quality and depth

Our new range of “Vegan djembes” are great for the following reasons
– No animal products used in their construction
– Bright top end and deep bass
– Durable synthetic head
– Not effected by rain and humidity so it stays in tune longer
– Made from sustainably sourced eco-friendly plantation mahogany

Click the cart link below to view our vegan series djembe's

Height guide
If you are 155cm – 163cm tall, you’ll need a 59cm -61cm tall djembe
If you are 164cm – 175cm tall, you’ll need a 61cm -63cm tall djembe
If you are 176cm – 185cm tall, you’ll need a 63cm -66cm tall djembe
If you are 186cm or taller, you’ll need a djembe of 67cm height or taller

*This is a guide, please consider that other factors may be relevant, such as what chair you are siting on while playing.
For example, if you sit on a tall chair then you probably need a taller drum.

Vegan djembes

Premium quality shells

Master Series Shells

The cream of the crop! Immaculate top line shells from our carvers across West Africa.
All these shells are in great symmetry and will provide the best sound quality and aesthetic.
Choose between two styles of finishing. One allows you to put some extra love into the building process, whilst the other has the shell ready to be skinned straight away.

Standard Finish
Premium, faultless African Hardwood shells from Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso
Cleaned with hot soapy water to remove excess Shea butter and dirt
Bearing edges prepared down to 40Grit
One coat of clear Danish oil to preserve the timber
We recommend more work (sanding up to 400 grit) to the bearing edge. The shell may also be worked on further or ready to skin.

Delux Finish
Premium, faultless African Hardwood shells from Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso
Cleaned with hot soapy water to remove excess Shea butter and dirt
Bearing edges prepared down to a glassy 400 Grit – the ultimate comfort curve!
Depending on the style of shell, we may sand down to 240-400 Grit. We tend not to sand the body of shells with external scalloping chisel technique
Two to three coats of clear Danish oil to preserve and texture the timber.
Shell is fully finished and ready to skin

Click the cart link below to view our master series shells or watch our video for more details on our Master series shells.

Master Series shells

Primo Series Shells

Quality hardwood shells from our carvers across West Africa.
Shells may have very minor imperfections but never any structural issues
Most of our Primo series shells come with a “Standard Finish” although occasionally we put some extra love into the shell so it’s ready to skin

Standard Finish
Premium, faultless African Hardwood shells from Guinea, Mali and Burkina Faso
Cleaned with hot soapy water to remove excess Shea butter and dirt
Bearing edges prepared down to 40Grit
One coat of clear Danish oil to preserve the timber
We recommend more work (sanding up to 400 grit) to the bearing edge. The shell may also be worked on further or ready to skin.

Click the cart link below to view our primo series shells or watch our video for more details on our Primo series shells.

Primo Series djembes

Ghana djembe shells

Second Grade Shells

Shells with minor imperfections right up to shells with more structurally based issues.
From the ugly duckling to the wonky (out of shaped) head there are shells here of all persuasions.
They are great value shells that require different amounts of love to bring them up to full integrity.
If you are a drum builder who loves working with quality timbers then this may be your paradise!
Click the cart link below to view our second grade series shells

Second grade shells

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