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New Instruments this week at X8 Drums - Nov. 27

New Instruments this week at X8 Drums - Nov. 27

Before we roll out the new releases this week, we want to congratulate the winner of our free djembe contest: Jeffrey C. from New York! Enter for your chance to win  here. New Releases Here are a few of our favorite new additions to X8Drums.com this week! Tycoon Percussion Pro Series Egypt Antique Doumbek $319.99 Tycoon Percussion Pro Series Doumbek TPO-D31 $269.99 Tycoon Tr …
27th Nov 2023
New Instruments this week at X8 Drums - Nov. 20

New Instruments this week at X8 Drums - Nov. 20

Before we roll out the new releases this week, we want to congratulate the winner of our free djembe contest: CAROL A. from the beautiful coast of North Carolina! Enter for your chance to win  here. New Releases Here are a few of our favorite new additions to X8Drums.com this week! Tycoon Supremo Sunburst Series Cajon $159.99 Tycoon Percussion Fishbone Shaker $59.99 Tycoon Per …
20th Nov 2023
X8 Drums Holiday Gift Guide

X8 Drums Holiday Gift Guide

Here's our top 10 list of gifts for the drummer on your list this holiday season. Each one has been hand picked by our staff and is in stock and ready to ship from our shop in Sanford, NC. The  X8 Drums Holiday Jam Pack is a drum circle in-a-box for 6 players. This is the best bang for your buck!   For a limited time only, get a free Rainstick, Kalimba and Shakers when you purchase this Ramadan Djembe & Percussion Pack!   Stocking stuffer gifts for the pe …
5th Nov 2023
New Instruments this week at X8 Drums - Oct. 1

New Instruments this week at X8 Drums - Oct. 1

Before we roll out the new releases this week, we want to congratulate the winner of our free djembe contest: WILLIAM S. from El Paso, TX! Enter for your chance to win  here. New Releases Here are a few of our favorite new additions to X8Drums.com this week! X8 Drums Beginner Djembe Package $159.00 Tycoon Percussion TAJ-10 BMA Roped-tuned Djembe, Brown Marble 10" $199.99 Tyc …
2nd Oct 2023
New X8 Genesis Handpan

New X8 Genesis Handpan

We're thrilled to introduce the new X8 Drums Genesis Handpan, an accessible version of this etherial instrument for entry level players. This model is manufactured by X8 Drums and is available exclusively through Guitar Center stores and their supporting digital platforms like MusiciansFriend.com. Check out the sounds from customers below. Available Exclusively through Guitar Center and Musician's Friend The X8 Drums Genesis Series Stainless Steel Handpan pos …
24th Sep 2023
New Lava Lamp Djembes!

New Lava Lamp Djembes!

Roll into a retro vibe with a groovy Lava Lamp Djembe from X8 Drums. It has a unique design that resembles the colorful motion of the timeless lava lamps of the '70s. This lightweight yet voluminous djembe is built for the drummer on the go with a virtually indestructible PVC shell that provides excellent resonance. The traditional rope tuning system is fitted with a premium goatskin drum head designed to deliver an awesome range of tones. Great for djembe solos and group performan …
24th Sep 2023

DRUM! Magazine Tests Out Tycoon's Crate Cajon

Tycoon recently released a new cajon to add to their many cajon options. While a new cajon might not seem so special and exciting, Tycoon’s Crate Cajon offers a variety of creative, one-of-a-kind features, starting with its vintage wooden crate shell handcrafted from 100% eco-friendly Siam oak. Not only does the crate-like shell add unique aesthetic but, according to DRUM! Magazine, brings the cajon back to its roots. African slaves working on 18th century Peruvian farms weren’t allowed to pl …
20th Aug 2023
X8 Community Drummer Spotlight: Jan T.

X8 Community Drummer Spotlight: Jan T.

Drumming is knowing I am part of history and years of a way of life. It's spiritual to me and takes me to a serene place. When we are at the drum circle, we are all drumming and really "feeling" the sounds everyone is smiling and having fun. It's a wonderful beautiful moment and gives me peace. I look forward to drum circle every month! I am still learning the rhythms and while it is frustrating, I wouldn't give it up for anything! My daughter was the person who introduced me to …
3rd Jul 2023

How to Rope-Tune a Traditional Djembe

Understanding the Traditional Rope-Tuned Djembe Djembe drums or djembes are primarily of two types - djembes with key tuning and rope tuned djembes. Rope tuned djembes are traditional as compared to their key-tuned, modern counterpart. Many players prefer the traditional rope-tuned djembe because they feel it has a more authentic and 'true to itself' sound. Others find the bolt or key-tuned djembes to be hard to play because of their metal rim that protrudes and causes hindrance …
1st Jul 2023

Djembe Fanga

Looking to learn a new rhythm for your Djembe? Have you tried the Fanga beat? Fanga is a Liberian welcome rhythm in which the lower beat is said to mime “the action of a cook pulling hot pieces of food from a steaming pot,” welcoming guests to join in a meal with their hosts. It is a peaceful and fun rhythm that invites dancers and other musicians to join in the song and celebrate together. The lyrics are in Yoruba, a language from West Africa and they call to welcome visit …
9th Jun 2022