Last update 2009-02-21
I refer most link exchanges to my self-service djembe links guide at
order to relieve me from daily updates of this page.
You can use my link description of African Drum Rhythms below for any
link to this site. Thanks / Lennart
African Drum Rhythms
Educational tools for djembes, bass drums and bells by Lennart Hallstrom.
Books, Practice CDs, Free Software, Notation, Sound Samples, Rhythm Exchange.
(This very site!)
"West african musical instruments and drums, designed created and
sold by the
group AATMI Djembe. Promotion of traditional west african music and culture."
"...is the largest importer of professional musical instruments from
Home office, Milwaukee, Wisconsin."
"We carry a large selection of Latin and African drums, percussion instruments,
music, videos, & books."
West African percussion group in Japan.
"The world music site of internationally acclaimed world fusion music
Ancient Future includes online instruction in the rhythms of Africa, Bali
Website of the Living Legend from Guinea.
Home page of the drum circle, Links and more.
Home site with pictures and reviews.
"We specialize in bringing you high quality hand drums and percussion
of Indian, African,
Irish, and Middle Eastern origin at affordable prices."
"An information page by Martin Haderer about djembe drumming and
the djembe scene in
Austria. There are also descriptions of cd´s, books and musicians and
groups in Austria."
(In German only.)
"At Bongo Central we currently have drums of the Djembe, Sabar, and
some of which are pictured here. We endeavor to import only the best drums
Context of Djembe Rhythms
Edited, Cross-referenced, and Indexed from available literature by R Clark.
Dance or Die
Home page of African master dancer Abdoulaye Camara's dance company in
Workshops, videos, music, clothes.
"We specialize in instructional books and videos designed to make the
drummer's path easier--especially for beginners."
Djembe teacher Detlef Wieland's site (in German).
Dutch djembe group and website in Dutch and English.
and Mande Music Resource and Reference Page
A site primarily devoted to the drumming, culture and other musical traditions
of the Mande peoples of West Africa.
Ika Mardianti Djembe African Hand Drum - & Hand Percussions FACTORY
Business in Bali.
A site with various Djembe and Drum related products, information and
with a special page on
Specialty Djembe & Drum linksafe and friendly place for people to
trade djembe-related items.
Shorty Palmers drum site. Djembe pictures.
Website of French drummer Maarten Schepers, author of an instructional
"Djembe Dunun Drumset, Traditional Malinké rhythms and drumset
Great links collection.
"We aim to connect the international djembefola community
and be your Djembe and West African percussion resource on the internet."
The number one site for hand drum players! Mailing list, FAQ, Resources,
Notation, Links, etc! Maintained by Happy Shel.
Djembe no Brasil
Pedro Mendes´s website dedicated to west african culture, especially
Guiné and Malinke music.
A beautiful French djembe site (in French)
Online - debate page
The Danish cultural magazine Djembe´s debate and communication page
José Ortega´s site with great photos of a lot of individual djembes
In English, Spanish and French.
Djembe & Dundun Multimedia E-store. Educational & Entertainment
CD's, Videos, Books
about traditional west-African Percussions. Contains a great Archive (with
a Forum) about
cultural Contexts of 130 traditional west-African Rhythms.
Dougie Neillands´ notice board of drumming/dance related topics in
"The Drum Connection works to promote the most effective ways of learning
play West African jembe and dunun, in a relaxed and supportive environment."
John Walter´s UK based business, devoted to "running drumcircles
African flavour (not exclusively) in a wide range of situations from preschool
groups to business conferences".
African drums, djembe, drumming and dancing holidays in Gambia, West Africa.
Drum Culture is a group of dedicated and enthusiastic musicians from the
Gambia, Guinea and other West African countries.
"Drumlesson.com is the first true multimedia web site for drummers and
percussionists where students see & hear real instruments being played!"
Jim Salems rhythm collection.
Around the World
"...is an annual simultaneous world wide drumming day.Our purpose
is to Honor the traditions
of the drum, celebrate its power to unify humanity." / Global Alliance
for Intelligent Arts
From a Small Planet
"I welcome all of you to my world of drums and percussion. Drums have
long been my
heartbeat. I share this beat with you here on our small planet." / Kenne
Drums on the
"Download your favorite music from drummers and percussionists! Interviews,
on-line lessons from your favorite artists, free monthly e-mail newsletter,
and Drum Circle
info from around the world".
Instruments, CDs, Books, Tapes, Videos, Links and more. (new URL)
Djembe bibliography and discography, articles, audio and video examples.
This site will be updated with FK2K tour details and more Famoudou Konate
"is a World Music Label,specializing mainly in percussion music from
the Countries around
West Africa.Our aim is exposing our listners to different instruments
and musical styles."
Doris Green´s notation system for African percussion instruments.
Pan African Performing Arts Preservation Association, Inc.
Holy Goat Percussion
"A small and highly personalized company that specializes in: Rhythm Workshops,
Jembe and Doundoun classes, Sales and Maintenance of jembes and doundouns."
Incredible Drums of
Hand drum information from Switzerland
Happy Shel´s compilation of drum/dance teachers from the Djembe Mailing
"African drumming is a wonderful way to teach rhythm, song, dance, culture,
discipline and self esteem"
WOMEN´S DRUM BOOK, Workshops (Washington) and Links
A mailing list "dedicated to furthering the study and appreciation of
traditions in Africa and abroad" started by Eric Charry at Wesleyan University.
Home page of Jerry Z with great instructions on Drumming for Dance and
djembe reheading. Online drum class under construction.
"Jim travels the world as a percussionist/educator/LP Clinician and
corporate/community drum circle leader."
"Celebrating Percussion Traditions From Around The World. The one
& only store of its kind."
West African performance ensemble featuring Lindsay Rowlands
Also: Exercises, Sound Files, Drum Dimensions and more.
Kalani´s very comprehensive drum site with great links
Doumbek Rhythm Guide
Easy-to-ready, consistent notation and difficulty ratings for over 90
rhythms for doumbek
and related instruments (300+ rhythms including the variations)
Kebba´s Home Page
Peter "Kebba" Löber´s drum site (in German)
Drummer, Percussionist, Author, Educator (see also "Drums From a
"From West Africa, King Marong has arrived as Gambia's pulsating
He is now based in Adelaide, Australia.
Lark In The Morning
World Music Instruments, Books, Recordings, Videos, etc.
the Djembe Mailing List
A list set up by John Barron for people who are absolute beginners,
to intermediate, who want to learn the djembe.
"Info on African percussion: background, maintenance, rhythms, great
photos and info on activities in Belgium." By Willie Camerman.
School of African Dance
A tax-exempt organization founded in 1983 by Marie Basse-Wiles, from Dakar,
Senegal, West Africa, and the late Olukose Wiles.
Mary Overby´s site, including Mary´s djembe links.
Ariane Werres's school for djembe playing in Belgium (in French only).
The website of Helen Bond, including drums, classes, videos, CDs and more.
The best World Music shop in Sweden.
Frank Bessem's site with a selection of musicians of some African countries
(Guinea, Mali and Senegal are represented).
Djembe group from Holland, Links.
Scott Davidson´s drum and percussion catalog store web site. CDs,
books, videos etc.
e Danze Afro
"An Italian cultural association which promotes the study and spreading
cultures, with particular reference to West Africa."
Paulo Mattioli´s site, including Djembe drums, Djembe drumming instructional
videos, CDs and cassettes, events, re-heading, tuning and care, drum circles.
Rhythms For Djembe And Friends
Andreas Schamaneks rhythms page.
A domain devoted to the art of rhythm. Rhythm notation, MIDI examples
RootsyRecords is a traditional djembe drumming record label based in San
and was founded by Abdouli Diakite and Jeremy Chevrier.
Drums - Percussion From Around the World
CDs, Tapes, Instruments, etc.
Texas Drums Home Page
Information and links maintained by Happy Shel.
WAP - West African
West African rhythms and lyrics transcribed by Paul Nas.
Welcome to the
Djembe rhythms from west Africa with Puma and Akka Hoberg (in German)
A Dutch site by Wil Veenstra with MP3 rhythms and sound samples.
Diallo - the Healing Drum Tour
Join the author of the great book "The Healing Drum" on a trip
to West Africa!
- Yet Another Percussion Page
Austrian site on rhythm notation by Raphael Kronberger (in English)
Swiss site by Jean-Marc Baudat in French and English, dedicated to the
practice of djembe.
on this site!