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The Leader in Djembe, Cajon & Hand Drums for Beginners & Pros!

Drums and World Percussion Shop by X8 Drums

X8 Drums leads the drum industry in Djembe, Cajon, and hand drums. Because we are drum lovers ourselves, we want to provide customer service and knowledge for you. Our instruments are used by beginners and professionals alike. The world percussion selection gives you the reign and power to choose your style.

Djembe Selection: An African Gem

Our best sellers and the most popular drums on our site are the Djembe and Cajon drums. The djembe drums range from rope tuned to Pearl Djembes. The wood used to make our djembes are hand carved and include rawhide, mostly goatskin, to serve as the drumhead.

Cajon Drum Selection: Dual Playing Surfaces

The cajon drum, originally from Peru, is also one of our favorite instruments. Using your hands to slap the faces of the box, musicians can depend on it for a sound variety. The cajons at X8 drums are one of a kind as we are one of the few who sells cajons with dual playing surfaces in each one.

A Variety of Drum Brands for the Percussionist

Because our mission is to provide our customers with a drool worthy experience of shopping for your perfect world percussion instrument, we have committed ourselves to providing high quality and plenty of variety in our drums. Our brands include Pearl, Remo, Meinl, Duende, Sela, and many more. Take a look around the shop!

Djembe Buying Guide
  • Beginners Guide

    For Beginners

    The biggest mistake one could make when purchasing a djembe is buying the most inexpensive drum. Find out why.

  • Which Size is Right for Me?

    Which Size is Right for Me?

    Quick reference table to help you get an idea of djembe drum sizes and how to determine the right size drum.

  • How a Djembe is Made

    How a Djembe is Made

    Watch this behind the scenes video to see how X8 Drums Djembes are made, from our environmentally friendly wood source to the hard carved designs.

  • How to Play a Djembe

    How to Play a Djembe

    Perfect instruction guide for anyone wanting to join a drum circle or to review the basics.

  • How to Tune Your Drum

    How to Tune Your Drum

    Step by step video guide for tunig a traditional rope djembe. Instructed by X8 Drum’s Kenya Masala

X8 Drummer Spotlight

Learn how djembe drumming helps Lance's fibromyalgia pain. His story is part of our "Drummer Spotlight" feature on the X8 Drums Blog.

Why Buy from X8 Drums

Because we care! You, our valued customer, are the reason we exist. Our primary goal is to serve you, individually, one customer at a time, with exceptional product knowledge, outstanding service, and a diverse collection of high quality drum and percussion instruments. Every one of our customers has very specific requirements, and we pay close attention to meet and exceed them. Package all of this up with the best web shopping experience that assists you at every step to find exactly what you're looking for as quickly and efficiently as possible, and that's what we deliver.

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