These drums are truly the best of the best and available exclusively on motherrhythm.com. If you’re looking for a traditionally authentic and maximum-performing/sounding djembe as well as a stunning work of art, look no further. Each djembe in this category is 100% traditionally hand-carved from start to finish (NOT lathe turned), by master carvers in Mali, West Africa (Mali is the traditional country of origin for the djembe). In addition, each drum is a unique custom-made specimen, meaning that once it’s gone, it’s gone! What you see listed below is the exact drum you will receive. Read a description on the difference between these djembes and Intermediate/Basic Pro Series djembes here.
The basic series pro drums in this category come from a variety of sources ranging from Name-brand companies to our own “In-House” drums, which we import directly. Each drum in this category meets our rigorous standards for use by professional musicians and also players of all levels. The drums in this category are all one-piece shell construction and hollowed-out by a lathe to keep prices low. The country of origin is often Indonesia or Ghana depending on the specific drum. You can read a description of the difference between these drums and our Master Mali Series djembes here.
The various details from there vary from drum to drum and brand to brand. Please contact us if you have any questions, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have and to discuss the myriad details and nuances of all our pro hand percussion products! Check out our Djembe Buyer’s Guide for more helpful details to aid in your decision.
Djembes in the Intermediate Djembe category have a simpler design that is intended for the beginner and intermediate hand percussion player, though experienced players will find that these drums meet their needs too, especially if they are on a budget. You can read a description of the difference between these drums and our Master Mali Series djembes here.
Intermediate Djembe Features
- Two-ring system at the head.
- Durable 5mm internally-braided non-stretch alpine rope.
- Premium skins from the back of the goat.
- Carved from one-piece sustainably-harvested Mahogany heartwood.
These smaller djembe drums are perfect for children just discovering hand drums or as light-weight travel drums for adults on the move. They make a great contribution to the energy of the “all age inclusive” drum circle. They also make great gift ideas.
For a video demo of 16” x 9” size djembes, click here
For a video demo of 12” x 7” size djembes, click here
Important information regarding drum bags: Measure twice, purchase once, you are responsible for any return and original shipping costs in the event of an exchange, so please be sure you purchase the right size case for your drum. When in doubt, please contact us and we’ll assist you with ordering the proper case size. Cases will NOT fit Remo or Senegalese style djembes.
Djembe drums in this category are made from our mid-grade In-House shells and are perfect for the beginner or intermediate player on a strong budget. All beginner / intermediate drums are discounted for slight cosmetic blemishes and come with a free instructional DVD to get you started learning about hand percussion!
Fiberglass shell construction is the new rage on the djembe drum market! Thunderous bass, sharp rim tones, extremely distinct sound—these drums’ sound stands out in any drumming situation. Choose from our in-house fiberglass / sarong wrapped drums or go with the Freedom Drums Brand of fiberglass products (without a doubt the best fiberglass drum on the market!) A truly amazing innovation in hand drumming that provides you with a lightweight alternative to heavy wooden drums that doesn’t sacrifice any sound in response!.
Our eclectic variety of handheld percussion instruments can add a special groove to drumming circles and are a great addition to studio recordings. These also make great stocking stuffers and gift ideas in general. Perfect for both kids and adults alike.
Professional Drums for the Everyday Player
Freedom Drums offers a full line of the finest hand percussion products and hand drums on the market today. All Freedom Drums products are custom designed using a combination of modern and traditional building techniques for superior sound.
The ashiko’s origin differs widely depending on who you talk to. However, many people believe it to be early an 20th Century fusion of the West African Djembe and the Afro-Cuban Conga, creating a conical-shaped drum with deep bass and smooth tones.
Bougarabous are the West African version of a Conga Drum providing deep bass, rich full tone, and conga slap. Depending on personal tuning preference, the Bougarabou’s sound can range from warm conga-like tones to deep resonating bass tones. Made from one piece Mahogany wood with water buffalo skin heads and nylon rope, these Bougarabous are awesome-roped tuned drums for the mobile drum circle enthusiast.
Wide selection of Udu drums available with free shipping. Check out video demos of these incredibly unique instruments.
Mother Rhythm Drums has a wide variety of everything you need to make your drum circle pop, including shakers, djembes, ashikos, bougarabous, noise makers, and just about anything else you can think of.
Check out our classroom djembe packages at amazing discounts. Also, Save an additional 8% by entering SCHOOL8 at checkout! Coupon only valid for packages below, not valid with any other discounts. For more information on other classroom discounts, etc, please visit our Djembes In the Classroom article, or contact us.