Rhythm House Drums
African Djembe, Ashiko, Dunun and Custom Hand Drums
Your Source for Professional Quality Djembes
Rhythm House Drums is a company rooted in perfection of a craft - Hand Drums! Whether it be African Djembes, locally crafted, eco-friendly Djembe Drums, a custom Ashiko Drum, or a nice set of dunun, RHD is here to make only the best! We take great pride in not offering cheap, mass produced drums that can be found all over the internet and in most music stores. We sell these instruments online and locally in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aside from the percussion instruments from RHD, we also carry an excellent selection of goatskins, low stretch drum rope, custom steel rings, and any other component you may need to build up your own djembe. Contact us today!
Hand drums are not just something to beat on. For a lot of people, a hand drum is an extension of themselves; pulling mind, body, and spirit together in rhythm. We understand this and strive to make only the best, highest quality hand drums. From the hardwoods we select to the thickness of the goat skin, no detail is overlooked!
RHD Djembe Drums
Our RHD Djembe is a special djembe drum we build here in the US. There is no other djembe like it in the world and has become one of our best sellers as well as a sort of definition for what we do. Available in a variety of woods, and can always be customized, this djembe drum is eco-friendly, built local in Charlotte, NC, and has a huge traditional djembe sound. Like all of the instruments we build in our shop, these djembes are designed and built one at a time to insure quality.
This XL Ashiko is one of our favorite and defines what an ashiko drum should be. There are too many ashiko builders out there selling some cone shaped wood with a skin on top and calling it an instrument. Sorry, we dont buy it! Check out our XL ashiko and you'll soon know why. We design all our ashiko drums from the groud up and do endless experiments and tests on sound and how the shape of each drum affects it. Many factors go into the voice of an ashiko, but because of it's cone shape and the hard projection that the ashiko has, the shape of the drum has a big impact on sound. You wont have to worry about quality when buying an ashiko drum from RHD!
Imported West African Djembes
Aside from building some of the most unique and best sounding djembe drums available, you'll find our selection of African Djembe Drums to be among the finest offered here in the US. We import most of our West African djembes direct from a fine group of craftsmen in Mali, Africa. These Mali styled djembes are some of the few that are up to our standard of djembe drum. There are lots of African drums in the US that were built for tourists out of light woods, and made quickly in order to sell cheap. The camp I get my Mali Djembe Drums from are artists, drummers, and love their craft. It shows with the consistancy and quality of work.
Along with the djembes we import, Rhythm House Drums has also teamed up with DrumSkull Drums in California. They offer some crazy good and skillfully decorative shells. From time to time I'll pick through their selection a few top of the line shells, build them up here and mark them as DSD Certified. RHD is one of only a few authorized retailers for DrumSkull Drums. Click this image below to see a bit more about our partnership.
Rhythm House Drums is a smallish company just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina where the owner, Kevin Brown, enjoys his passion of drumming and drum building by sharing with you these excellent hand drums.
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