X8 Drums Blog

  • Why a Kalimba is Not an Mbira

    21st May 2020

    Why a Kalimba is Not an Mbira

    “Kalimba” and “mbira” are often used interchangeably to describe a kalimba or an mbira. It can be pretty confusing when learning about either of these African instruments and even more confusing wh…

    Published by Kaitlin Meilert

  • What to Expect at a Drum Circle

    2nd Oct 2019

    What to Expect at a Drum Circle

    You’re heading to your first drum circle, excited that you’ve finally found your “tribe” of people and a place to express your creativity and spirituality through the magic of drumming. It is a…

  • Which Drum should I Choose - Traditional or Synthetic?

    9th Sep 2019

    Which Drum should I Choose - Traditional or Synthetic?

    With so many beautiful drums to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. In this guide we get you past the first hurdle of djembe buying, which is deciding whether to go with a tradit…

    Published by Solomon Masala

  • 9th Sep 2019

    Drum Fashion: How to Dress Up your Djembe

    Not that we would ever encourage “drum envy,” but, have you ever noticed that some djembe drums have a little more going on than the rest? We’re not talking the hand-carved djembes (although, those…

    Published by Kristin Stancato