Boston's Djembe Drumming Community - School & Shop

Drum Shop and World Music Center


DrumConnection

177 Massachusetts Ave

Arlington, MA 02474

781-316-8068

 

Store Hours

 

(Closed Mondays)

 

Tuesday thru Saturday: Noon - 6pm

 

Many nights we are open later, often till 9pm. Don't be afriad to call us and see! 781-316-8068


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Djembe Case - Pro Model

This is one of the best cases made. Will fit any 12" to 14" diameter djembe with an narrow or wide base. 2 outside pockets, wicked strong zippers, rubber bottom and all waterproof. Get your DrumConnection case today! These are available for a limited time! Order now to have one reserved for you!

$170.00

$150.00

  • 8 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Sterling Silver Djembe Pendant on leather cord.

These are hand made in Guinea, Africa and come with a high quality jewelers cord. You can, of course, change it to a silver necklace or even wear them as earrings with some jewelers earring hooks, we can supply either way. These are NOT big and clunky; they are tiny and beautiful!

$74.95

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

A Life for the Djembe

The bible of West African rhythms for djembe and dunun. This is out of print now but we have a few left in stock! get it before they are gone! No plans for reprint, I understand.

$75.00

$64.95

  • 3 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

PDP 5-Piece Drum Set

An all-in-one starter's kit at an incredible price.

 

Whether you're a first-time drummer or a gigging pro looking for a backup or durable practice kit, the Pacific Z5 set with hardware and cymbals certainly fits the bill. Equipped with 10, 12 and 14" toms, a 22" kick drum and a matching snare, the Z5 looks as good as it plays. The kits complete hardware set includes all of the stands you'll need, plus a chain-drive kick pedal to get you thumping the bass right out of the gate.

22" x 16" kick, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" toms, 14" x 12" floor tom, 14" x 5" snare, Kick pedal, Snare stand, Straight and hi-hat cymbal stands, cymbals.

Boxed. $449.- OR $499.- professionally assembled by us. Deliveries and set-up in the Boston area.

Includes: Cymbals, Stands, Drum Throne, Sticks.

$949.00

$599.00

  • 40 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Pacific Drums and Percussion 5 PC Drum KIt

An ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers.


This 5-piece Z5 Series drum shell pack from Pacific Drums and Percussion is an ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers everywhere. The 5-piece shell pack features fusion tom sizes (10" x 8", 12" x 9", and 14" x 12"), all-wood construction, FinishPly wrap, and an array of spotlight-stealing colors.


Cymbals and hardware not included.


FEATURES 

Drum sizes:22" x 16" kick drum10" x 8", 12" x 9", 14" x 12" toms

$575.00

$399.00

  • 25 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Sesse - Set of Three in Brass or Bronze

$100.00

$85.00

  • 7 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Carving may be different than shown. Contact for updated photos.
  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 19.5 lbs

 

$599.00

$499.00

  • 18 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

 

$595.00

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

$599.00

$499.00

  • 18 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18 lbs

 

$599.00

$450.00

  • 18 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Cut
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

$595.00

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Cut
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

$649.00

$549.00

  • 17 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Tabla

Tabla is a pair of drums.  It consists of of a small right hand drum called dayan and a larger metal one called bayan.


The tabla has an interesting construction. The dayan (right hand drum) is almost always made of wood. The diameter at the membrane may run from just under five inches to over six inches. The bayan (left hand drum) may be made of iron, aluminium, copper, steel, or clay; yet brass with a nickel or chrome plate is the most common material. Undoubtedly the most striking characteristic of the tabla is the large black spot on each of the playing surfaces. These black spots are a mixture of gum, soot, and iron filings.  Their function is to create the bell-like timbre that is characteristic of the instrument.


Although the origin of tabla is somewhat obscure, it is generally belived that it evolved from the barrel shaped drum called pakhawaj about three hundred years ago.

$220.00

  • 8 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Tibetan Singing Bowls

According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 480 B.C.). The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.


Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world.

$79.00

  • 10 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Mudcloth Hats and Caps

Go to the game in style!


Celebrate life with these fun hand-made baseball caps. Perfect for any occasion and great casual wear. Made out of mudcloth, dyed and woven to perfection. An authentic hat sure to capture anyone's attention. Selling out quickly, so make sure to get them before they're gone! All mudcloth is individually hand spun, hand woven, and hand painted, so each hat will be different. Photos shown here are representative only. Made in Mali. C-H140

$28.00

  • 2 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Shakere and Case

This is a top professional shakeré with a handmade case to match. They look small in the pic but they are full size. I have 3 in stock being made for me. I love these.

$265.00

  • 6 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Shakeré

Top professional shakeré made by hand to exacting standards. Nothing comes close. Match bag or incredible quality available for $85.- additional.

$195.00

  • 4 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Shakeré

This beautiful golden brown shaker is available with a matching handmade case at $85.- additional. Call for that. We guarantee your complete satisfaction as these are the nicest we've seen in 25 years.

$195.00

  • 4 lb
  • Sold Out

Shakeré

This is the shakeré on the far Right, the blue one and case. Professional shakeré. Of of the best made. Matching bag is $85.- more. 

$195.00

  • 6 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

NOTE: This is just a smattering of what we carry! We have hundreds of drums from $29.00 on up.



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